" In a recent observation, I was told that despite many good features I would not receive above Satisfactory because I needed to "smile more", and that the best part of my lesson was where I asked students to wave their arms and legs in the air to show which bits of a Level 2 Coursework assignment they had completed to an appropriate standard. Suffice to say, I have now begun to tune out, because apparently the things I was working hard on such as subject knowledge/content and classroom management are not so important, even though results are still being hammered as paramount. " What a joke!! What an absolute joke!! The system stinks!! -but the frontline teachers get the blame, of course. You've expressed my feelings and thoughts so well. Particularly your last sentence above.