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Too Much Testing
Our ballot on primary assessment has closed with more than 54,000 members taking the time to tell us what they think of high-stakes testing in our schools.
It was the biggest ever ballot of primary practitioners and a massive 97 per cent of those who voted said they want to see an end to toxic testing.
We feel this is an endorsement of the work the union has been doing to get rid of SATs and other primary standardised tests.
Opposition political parties are now united with teachers, heads and support staff in saying the assessment system is broken. The Government is isolated on the issue of primary testing and it’s important we continue to pressure ministers to reform
What next and what you can do
While decisions are made on the next steps in the campaign, you can sign and share the More Than a Score petition against baseline assessment, to keep the pressure on ahead of the pilot in some schools in September.
Discuss and adopt this model motion as a school group and ask your head not to take part in the Baseline pilot.
discuss and adopt this model motion as a school group and ask your head not to take part in the Baseline pilot.
What NEU members think about SATs
Answers to questions about Baseline for organisers and activists
We don't need another new assessment at a huge cost to schools to 'prove' that learning the times tables is an important part of the primary school curriculum, says Anne Heavey.
Children crying, having nightmares and being so stressed they needed extra support to cope with SATs were highlighted by primary teachers in a National Education Union (NEU) survey on the primary assessment.
Why teachers, parents, unions and schools need to join together and boycott baseline assessment.
David Evans, Secretary of NEU Cymru Wales welcomes the consultation on the new Curriculum "Our National Mission: A Transformational Curriculum".