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 …

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…

School heads receive Sats ballot forms

Author: By Alison Kershaw, Press Association The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) are holding an i…

Can’t spell. Can’t add up. And that’s the examiners

Author: By Richard Garner and Alexandra McGowan They included some pupils being marked down for correctly spelling “distinctive”. The teac…

Teachers face the sack in 5-year licence plan

Author: By Richard Garner, Education Editor All newly qualified teachers will be given a licence to teach from next September and will face the prospe…