Presentation: potentially a powerful proxy for progress. #shortblog | Tom Sherrington

One of my frustrations with my last inspection experience was the high-speed book flick-throughs that were passed off as valid scrutinies of standards.  Essentially, in the time given to each book, in some cases, it could only really have been presentation that was being evaluated.  It was annoying when a teacher of a KS3 class was judged to have low standards for pupil premium students despite the fact that PP students were doing just as well as their non-PP peers on tests.   This was based on the standards of presentation in separated piles of their books. Is this valid?  Is it fair?

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