Do you believe that children, their quality of education and their well-being sit at the heart of your school? Are you opposed to the government’s current regime of high-pressure testing as a way of measuring school’s progress? Are you concerned about its effects on pupils and staff?
The More Than A Score Pledge has been developed in consultation with a group of headteachers from a variety of schools around the country. It is a demonstration of a school’s beliefs about assessment and its commitment to support children’s overall education ahead of SATs and other forms of testing.
Heads and governors agree how they will manage the assessment process in their schools and complete the Pledge. It includes suggestions for commitments each school can make, including:
It’s then shared with parents and displayed in your school.
We believe the Pledge can show how your school is putting children first. It will also build national momentum behind our campaign to overhaul the flawed assessment and accountability system.
We will send you an A3 copy of the Pledge for your school, plus additional copies to share with fellow headteachers.
18th March 2019
A government that doesn’t listen; a narrowed curriculum; unnecessary pressure on children and teachers, and concerns for the well-being of […]
29th April 2019
Huge thanks to everyone who joined The March Of The 4-Year-Olds in Westminster. We sang songs, waved flags and made […]
27th September 2018
As the Department for Education announces the results of this year’s phonics screening check, new research reveals that heads, teachers and parents overwhelmingly oppose the controversial reading test for six-year-olds.
The evidence against the current system of standardised assessment is growing. Academics and educators agree: the regime is not fit for purpose.
There are alternatives to the current regime and the time is right for debate among heads, governors, parents, politicians and parents. Our contribution is Beyond the Exam Factory, a book bringing together experience and expertise from England and internationally.