Michael Tidd

'As the night terrors recede, it’s time to talk about Sats'

Michael Tidd analyses four common Sats-based nightmares that have plagued teachers across the land

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And so, it’s all over. Save for a few stragglers who had the audacity to fall ill during test week, we can put the whole debacle behind us for another year. Of course, because of those few, it’s forbidden to talk about what has gone on. The first rule of Sats Club is… well, you get the picture.

We can, though, talk about the build-up and deal with the collective outpouring of relief at a successful conclusion to a frantic week. For although we can all say that it’s a whole-school effort, if you’re not the one reading the assessment and reporting arrangements booklet for the 32nd time this year ...

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