My students’ folders have check sheets, documenting their state and (usually) academic targets). With Sayers’ words in mind, I invite readers to examine this one:
What should I do? The crosses, and the ‘R’s (Recheck) suggest this student can’t or won’t organise the folder. I’m certain it’s the latter: he’s competent; he has a contents list; most students’ folders are fine. I could fix the problems in five minutes. If anyone (Ofsted or colleagues) sees this, I’ll get it in the neck, perhaps fairly so – it’s detective work identifying progress if you can’t tell the order of students’ work. Reorganising the folder would keep my neck clean – but would it be right?