Join hundreds of primary school leaders calling for an overhaul of the current high-pressure accountability system.

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Calling school leaders: join the More Than A Score campaign

Headteachers and other school leaders are at the heart of our campaign to change the way primary children are assessed and schools are held accountable. Thanks to the support of school leaders across the country, the government cancelled SATs and all statutory assessments in 2020 and 2021. Now we can work to make long-term change.

When heads speak out, policy-makers listen.

There are a number ways you can support our campaign.

  • Please join our 200+ school leaders network
  • If you’re active on social media then please make sure you’re following MTAS and share our posts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Work with us to lobby MPs in Westminster. If you have good contacts with your local MP and could arrange a meeting to discuss the campaign issues, email us: campaign@morethanascore.org.uk
  • Invite us to speak to your networks. Contact us on campaign@morethanascore.org.uk

Read our report

Schools and pupils need time to recover learning. Dropping statutory assessments will give them the time they need.

Read the evidence

Read what heads think about the effects of SATs across the whole school.

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Sign the petition to halt SATs and help learning in 2021/22.


2nd July 2021

Alternatives to SATs: why covid-19 has made changing our current testing and accountability system a pressing issue

Gemma Moss, Professor of Literacy and Director of the International Literacy Centre at UCL Institute of Education Covid-19 has shown […]


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2nd July 2021

The weak wall of assessment

Mark Chatley, Trust Leader, The Coppice Primary Partnership, KENT The cancellation of SATs and other assessments in 2020 and 2021 […]


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