Headteacher slams plans for four-year-olds to sit tests weeks after starting school

Headteacher slams plans for four-year-olds to sit tests weeks after starting school
 

An East Yorkshire headteacher has hit out at Government plans to make children sit tests within six weeks of starting school.
The Department for Education  (DfE) wants to be able to measure a child's progress through primary school.  At the moment, the first tests children sit are at the end of Key Stage 1, when children are around seven years old.
But from autumn 2020, the DfE wants to introduce an "age appropriate" statutory reception baseline assessment - a mandatory 20 minute test all children must sit "within the first six weeks of starting school".
A DfE spokesman... read more

 
15 March 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 16
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