Balls hints at scrapping of SATs tests

Author: By Richard Garner, Education Editor The Schools Secretary paved the way for the test to be replaced by internal teacher classroom assessments …

Sats for 11-year-olds may eventually go, says Balls

Author: By Alison Kershaw, Press Association In what will be seen as a bid to appease the two teaching unions threatening the boycott, the schools sec…

Teaching unions considering boycott to ‘stop SATs in their tracks’

Author: By Richard Garner Mick Brookes, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), was speaking as both his organisation a…

Council sets up teacher agency as supply costs soar

Author: By Richard Garner Education Editor A local council has set up its own teacher supply agency in a pioneering scheme to avoid shelling out thous…

Fewer primary children reach English standard

Author: By Alison Kershaw, Press Association The proportion of 11-year-olds reaching Level 4 in English fell by 1 per cent this year, according to fig…

Pupils lose marks for not dotting ‘i’

Author: By Alison Kershaw, Press Association But others still received the marks because the examiner added the dot for the pupil in red ink, the Nati…