Do OFSTED criticise teachers who set the same work for everyone in a class?

Scenes From The Battleground

My take on the recent history of OFSTED is that after Sir Michael Wilshaw tried to shift inspectors away from looking for the “OFSTED lesson style”, and to look for things like a failure to close the gap or for progress over time, some schools became preoccupied with looking for particular things in lessons. Like triple marking (and the infamous green and purple pens). OFSTED were usually willing to say they weren’t looking for these things, but some inspectors were slow to get the message.

One of the things schools started claiming OFSTED were looking for was differentiation, and in particular, evidence that students were being set different work. In my experience, teachers were encouraged to structure lessons around multiple worksheets to ensure that students were working at different levels within the same class. OFSTED tried to clarify that they did not require this. The following was issued as guidance in…

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