- The Year 6s have grown an inch taller
- You look in the mirror and feel like you’ve aged several years
- The Year 5s have stopped gloating – they’re being told horror stories about subordinating conjunctions
- You switch on the news and they’ve stopped talking to politicians about leaked Sats tests and resumed talking to politicians about the EU referendum…
- … or to retired football managers about Euro 2016
- Wow! There is sunshine. Has it been there all week?
- You’ve had a week off marking – and spent the extra free time calling your mum to tell her about how the Sats were going
- Your mum is no longer picking up your calls
- The DfE publishes yet another clarification on the teacher assessments at the very moment when...
- ... you’d just had five minutes when you’d stopped thinking about the teacher assessments
- You take down the “SHHH! Children sitting exam” poster on your classroom door...
- ... and put up a “SHHH! Teacher writing assessments” poster instead
- The sound of the children playing outside no longer irritates you
- You tell your class they’re doing outdoors learning today. They skip out of the classroom
- The deputy head asks if Year 6 are all ready for their residential trip to a seaside adventure centre
- “Forget the Year 6s,” you reply. “I’m ready. I've never been more ready for a day out! I’ve had fronted adverbials up to here! Negotiating raging white-water rapids on a surfboard while simultaneously headcounting 30 children holds no fear for me. Bring it on!” Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES on Twitter and like TES on Facebook
You are mentally and physically exhausted. The weekend is in sight. Tomorrow you will wake up without panicking. Yup, it's the end of 2016's primary assessment tests. Here are 16 other ways primary teachers know that SATS ARE OVER
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