17th March 2020

Letter to Chief Executive Standards and Testing Agency

Una Bennett Chief Executive Standards and Testing Agency Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT 11 March 2020 Dear […]

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16th March 2020

Campaign group calls on the government to Stop SATs 2020

Statement from Madeleine Holt from campaign group, More Than A Score: “The government should immediately call a halt to this […]

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16th March 2020

MPs challenge government’s ‘big brother’ collection of data from four-year-olds

The government is introducing legislation which gives parents no right to object to the collection of data from four-year-olds when […]

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26th February 2020

The government are condemning our children to a relentless programme of testing

Nancy Stewart from More Than A Score said: “The government’s decision to formally test four- and five-year-olds condemns our children […]

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12th February 2020

Parents say no to testing four-year-olds

A significant majority of parents disagree with the government’s controversial plans to test children in English and maths when they […]

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22nd January 2020

Too many tests for no good reason: parents stand against primary school testing

Our latest research demonstrates that the majority of parents disagree with the government’s policy of using SATs and other formal […]

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20th January 2020

Great expectations: what should we expect from children at the end of Reception?

Boris Johnson has spoken about continuing to “raise standards” in schools. For some, that can mean a continual process of […]

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26th September 2019

More Than A Score’s response to the phonics screening check results, September 2019

The DfE is choosing to ignore the fact that almost one in five 5- and 6-year-olds have been branded failures […]

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21st September 2019

Primary heads condemn the negative effects of SATs across all school years

“In an ideal world I would not want to ever put a child through this.” A ‘strait-jacketed’ curriculum across the […]

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2nd September 2019

Inappropriate, unhelpful and unnecessary: Heads deliver a damning verdict on the introduction of testing for four-year-olds

“Totally unnecessary”; “utter nonsense”; “a terrible idea”; “…one of the most poorly conceived ideas I have experienced in my 30+ […]

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