While primary school Southport children sat their tests last week, the row about primary assessment continues.


Last week the MP threw back at the  Schools minister the words of Adrian Antell, Headmaster of Farnborough Road. This was during a statement in which ministers sought to explain leaks and confusion surrounding the tests.

Commenting afterwards the MP said: “The government either does not get it or isn’t prepared to listen. Parents obviously want their children’s progress monitored but they don’t want their confidence shattered by inappropriate and badly organised assessment that has more to do with trying to catch schools out than encouraging real progress.”

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