A weight lifted – SATs
Ed Balls has, well, sorry, had the balls to ditch SATs for 14 year olds in England.
I can’t quite describe how elated I am! Ignoring last years fiasco, these tests have narrowed the curriculum, the teaching opportunities and pupils enthusiasm for the subject for years. The league tables that accompanied them often narrowed a school’s focus onto just the key Level 5 boundary pupils.
Can all of that really be gone? Fingers crossed!