I’ve written before about the need to avoid using other people as excuses for poor teaching. People like SLT, Gove and Ofsted. Thursday saw another top TeachMeet at Durrington High School, put together by Shaun Allision (he has a book out you know). I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about how great Teachers’ Standard 4 is. The thing is, the current documentation ensured that we have permission to innovate and create. Not that we ever needed that permission. I serve at the pleasure of the young people that I work for.