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Key stage 2 SATs results: What does this mean for floor standards and year 7 resits?

Concerns have been raised about the impact of today’s key stage 2 results on the number of primary schools...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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Key stage 2 SATs results: Nearly half of pupils fail to achieve expected standard in ‘tougher’ tests

Just half of year 6 pupils have met the new expected standard in their key stage 2 SATs tests,...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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Scaled scores for 2016 key stage 2 tests announced

Note (added 4 July 2017): Here are the 2017 scaled scores for key stage 2 SATs The Department for Education...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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High-stakes primary testing ‘puts off’ pupils from learning

A national reference test should replace high-stakes testing in primary schools because the current system does not “serve the best...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Teaching Assistants: are they worth it?

In light of Durham County’s decision to cut teaching assistants’ pay, and the recent warning that teaching assistants risk being replaced...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Opinion

Be functional, not faddish, and keep it simple

New school buildings are a difficult brief: they must be flexible, functional, welcoming and poised for change. Educators can...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Primary assessment: The exclamation issue has been skewed

When Ben Fuller wrote this article for Schools Week raising concerns over new requirements for exclamation sentences, it prompted...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

‘Setting targets does nothing good for pupils – it can even make things worse’

It’s time to ditch a culture of misused statistics and instead come up with a fairer system for measuring...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Primary assessments a mess? Unions should propose a radical alternative

The schools sector is up in arms about primary assessments – both baseline and the standardised tests. I deliberately...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips