Posted on Thursday 30th Mar 2017
The proposals follow years of campaigning from teachers, parents and industry leaders who say children in England are under too much stress from being tested at too young an age.
Controversial national curriculum tests taken by six and seven-year-olds in England are to be scrapped under radical new government proposals.
The move follows years of pressure from parents and industry leaders who argue the compulsory tests put children under too much stress at too young an age.
The Department for Education is instead proposing a new assessment for children when they first start school, which aims to "reduce the burden" of assessment on teachers and pupils.
23/01/20Should schools be allowed to ban slang words like 'peng'?
Just imagine if you were not allowed to use slang words that meant "beautiful" or "lots" when you were in school.
17/01/20Rainham set for new secondary school
Medway is to get a new secondary school.
15/01/20Putting pupils in isolation 'drives poor behaviour'
Putting challenging pupils in isolation for extended periods at school can harm their mental health, the Centre for Mental Health (CMH) is warning.
13/01/20Outstanding schools to face inspections again
Every school in England currently rated as "outstanding" would be inspected in the next five years, under proposals from the Department for Education.
10/01/20Playtime for school pupils is a fundamental human right, children’s author says
‘Play isn’t an extra, it isn’t an add on,’ says former Children’s Laureate