Government Announcement on SATs Assessments

The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, announced on Wednesday 6th January that SATs assessments for primary schools will not be going ahead this year. The rationale is that removing the need for these external assessments will allow schools more time to deliver their full curriculum, ensuring children do not miss out on the breadth and depth of their skills and knowledge development in each subject right up until the end of the summer term. We will continue to undertake teacher assessments in order to track pupil progress, and to ensure that there is accurate and useful progress information about each child when they transition to their next year group. This is especially important for Year 6 as they prepare to move into secondary education.

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