The Government must answer some important questions before subjecting our four-year-old children to an experimental test, says the National Education Union.
Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Liberal Democrats’ education proposals for their spring conference this coming weekend.
At a meeting hosted by Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin this morning, parents, teachers and educational experts from the More Than a Score coalition will expose the flaws in the Government’s latest plans to test very young children, and call for the proposal to be dropped.
Learning the times tables is an important part of the primary school curriculum, but we don't need another new assessment at a huge cost to schools to 'prove' it, says Anne Heavey.
"Baseline tests will not only be unreliable and invalid, but threaten to do harm to young children’s education". Ken Jones, from the National Education Union, takes a look at the problems with Baseline assessment.
Commenting on the latest GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2016 to 2017, from the Department for Education (DfE), Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:
Commenting on the Education Policy Institute report English Education: World Class in Primary?, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
New research, commissioned by the National Education Union (NEU), has found that using ‘ability’ groups takes place with children as young as three and that teachers worry that ‘low ability’ labels could have a lasting negative impact on children.
Commenting on the Department for Education’s response to the Education Select Committee report on primary assessment, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary of education policy and research at the National Education Union, said: “The Department for Education’s report shows just how much work college teachers and lecturers are doing to support learners who are forced to re-sit English and maths GCSE.