Plans to make pupils resit Sats axed

The BBC is reporting that plans to make all children who fail tests at the end of primary school sit them again in secondary have been scrapped in a government U-turn.

The plans had sparked outrage from teachers who feared some children would be labelled as failures on arrival at secondary school.

Education Secretary Justine Greening said instead children would be offered support to catch up lost ground.

She also assured teachers no new tests would be introduced before 2018.

Additionally, the spelling and grammar test for seven-year-olds introduced in 2015-16 is to remain non-compulsory for schools next year.

The changes come after a difficult academic year for the Department for Education over assessment.

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  1. Nairb1

    No new tests before 2018? That means with the new tests we have last year’s shambles, this year’s slightly revised shambles and then possible new tests. Great!

  2. RobertYoung3

    If the U-turn becomes reality, it will be a ray of sunlight in an educational landscape which has become increasingly bleak!

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