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News - 21 April 2014

Teachers call for boycott of tests.

 At the National Union of Teachers' conference, teachers have moved nearer a boycott of tests for four-year-old pupils, set to be introduced in England's primary schools in 2016, with a mass campaign of principled non-compliance

 
Delegates argued that young children learn best through play, and fear that such tests will create a "feeling of failure in children and pressure on parents".
 
Speaking ahead of the debate, Ros McNeil, the union's head of education and equalities, argued that the tests would focus on things that are easy to measure, such as the ability to count up to 10 and will force schools to push children into formal learning too early. 
 
Tonmoy Kumar, Manager of the Accounts Department of ABDS and an active school governor comments:
“Most schools in England already assess reception children on entry to school, but these tests will formalise that. The tests would be carried out in the first few weeks of the autumn term and will focus on some of the key building blocks of learning, such as counting and picture and letter and number recognition.”
 
NUT General Secretary Christine Blower said: "We need to be inspiring young children not making them afraid or bored through a task-orientated curriculum which simply stultifies the learning process.”
 
The government said it was working with teachers to improve standards in primary schools and introduce a proper measure of progress from when children start school to age 11. 
 
If you need any help and advice with Free Schools, Academy Schools or Charities, contact Lavinia Newman or Peter Ham now to discuss how ABDS can help bring their experience to these matters.
 
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