A few weeks ago I arranged for Evelyn Davies (Head of Coldfall School) and two of her associates to meet with Jim Knight (schools minister) to make their case that SATs should be scrapped. And Evenly made a superb case. Coldfall had done a survey showing the level of concern from parents about sATs.
So the news now that year 6 Science SATs will be scrapped is excellent – except the Government needs to go further. So far it is only science SATs that are to go – and they need to include English and Maths in the plans.