Teachers back campaign to scrap Sats exams in primary schools, union ballot suggests

The vast majority of teachers want the government to scrap high-stakes primary school tests such as Sats, an indicative ballot of members at the UK’s largest education union suggests. The Independent reports.

Some 97 per cent of members surveyed said they backed the National Education Union’s (NEU) campaign for an alternative to the exams, which are taken by children in Years 2 and 6.  

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the NEU, declared the ballot results demonstrated “resounding support” for significant change to assessment in primary schools, adding that Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party all have “major concerns about our SATs-dominated system”.

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