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SATs – the big test

SATs – the big test

We know it seems like ages ago but recently a huge number of Year 6s finished their SATs and what a relief it was for them and their hard-working teachers! Over a 4-day period, Years 2 and 6 pupils across the country took their Standard Assessment Tests (but you might know them as SATs). The […]

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Are Sats Re-sits Fair?

Are Sats Re-sits Fair?

Pupils who don’t perform well enough in Sats will have to reset their English and maths after they have moved on to secondary school, according to government proposals. Many feel that this is unfair and causes unnecessary extra stress for pupils. Every child taking their Sats test should overall have 70% in maths and 74% […]

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Surviving SATs by Manor Leas Junior Academy

Surviving SATs by Manor Leas Junior Academy

Schools across the country have been preparing hard for the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). The Manor Leas Junior Academy newsroom have prepared an amazing SATs video to help young people…Survive SATs!

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SATS – Calculators Banned!

SATS – Calculators Banned!

As thousands of Year 6 pupils (aged 10 and 11 years) sit maths tests today and Thursday they’ll be doing them without the use of a calculator.

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Parents face fines for term-time hols

Parents face fines for term-time hols

Thousands of fines have been sent out this school year to parents who have taken their children on unauthorised holidays to try to avoid travel costs during term breaks.

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UK Reading Standards Falling

UK Reading Standards Falling

Statistics from schools in the UK highlight that reading standards are falling with the growth of computers.