Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.
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Too much testing
Holly Rigby, NEU Newham District Conference Delegate, reports on the topic of SATS.
Her report was published in the Independent 17th April 2019.
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With SATs week fast approaching in May, the More Than A Score (MTAS) coalition, of which the NEU is a member, has ramped up its campaign calling on Government to rethink its policies on primary assessment.
A recent video posted by MTAS on Facebook, featuring head teacher Jill Woods who boycotted SATs in 2017, has had more than 140,000 views, more than 2,300 shares, and more than 170 supportive comments.
MTAS is also asking education professionals to sign up to show their support for the campaign.
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Article from the NEU Officers eBulletin.