No SATs in Castle Vale

All four primary schools in Castle Vale will be boycotting the SATs (Standard Attainment Tests for Year 6 pupils). The Headteachers of Topcliffe, Pegasus, St Gerards and Chivenor have sent out a letter to all parents explaining that their professional associations (unions) are advising them not to take part in the SATs, which are scheduled for 10th-13th May.
Around 50% of primary schools in the country are expected to boycott the Sats, though the Government is advising school governors that it will be illegal for them not to administer the Sats for their Year 6 children as they are part of a school’s statutory obligations.


One response to “No SATs in Castle Vale

  1. Havent we been here before..
    without some form of test,,
    how do we know how our child is doing at school,,
    how do we know that the school is teaching our child correctly,,,
    how do we know it’s not the teacher..
    in the real world,we all have to do our job correctly,, and be monitored by they forman/manager,,,so why do teachers/unions think they are different,,and instead say it to much pressure on the children…
    why not ask the moms and dads what they think ?