In today’s target driven world where numbers and statistics are becoming more important than people and feelings, education has become somewhat lost. There was a time where education meant developing the whole child with knowledge and experience so that they could be successful in life, irrespective of the career path they chose. Sadly, this has been overtaken by the ability to pass a test. But, who can blame the teachers? As a profession we have been backed into a corner, being placed under intense pressure, and this coupled with some of the most ludicrous targets that the profession has ever seen. Targets have emerged for almost anything a man can think up, alongside these targets are huge sticks to beat us with if we don’t meet them. Schools have been put in a highly pressured position of simply having to get students to pass exams so that they can produce the numbers and statistics that will satisfy a spreadsheet at the Department for Education.