Last week national key stage 2 test (SATs) results were published for the new tougher primary school assessment system in maths and English.
Just 53% of pupils were deemed to have met the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Governing boards need to take time to reflect on their school’s results, taking into account the fact that these results are not comparable with previous years. Teachers, parents and pupils may well be feeling demoralised by the fact that 47% of children are not considered to have met the expected standard and that this will be a challenge for governing boards to deal with.
NGA and the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) issued a joint statement on Friday urging school leaders and governing boards to take their time to reflect on their school’s results and take into account the fact that the results are not comparable with previous years.