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"No SATs = Better teaching" shock

Discussion in 'Primary' started by tafkam, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    Apparently Ofsted have uncovered the revelationary discovery that removing the SATs has improved teaching and learning in Science. This includes such amazing news as the fact that scrapping SATs has
    • enabled teachers to "plan engaging schemes of work in science"
    • "helped schools to avoid an undue concentration on revision "
    • "freed teachers to be innovative in planning their teaching"
    • "freed teachers to be innovative in enriching the science curriculum"
    So... who's surprised by this news?
  2. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Wow! Who would have thought it?
  3. karentee

    karentee New commenter

    That is amazing, I am in TOTAL shock!
  4. just had to lie down in a dark room whilst my wife sponged my forehead with a cold flannel!
  5. Is it April 1st?
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Errm when I first taught science and we had SATs my lessons were still innovative, exciting and engaging! But I was in a middle school with a very high achieving science dept led by a fabulous lady.

    It is nice this year to say 'sod subject knowledge gaining' and concentrate on practical skills, picking up subject knowledge as a by product though.

    I honestly think superb teaching from enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers makes way more difference than sats or not sats.
  7. No, it shouldn't be. Often is though.

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