Time to play

23rd July 2004 at 01:00
(Photograph) - Testing may be less stressful for seven-year-olds at Bovingdon primary, near Hemel Hempstead, but their teachers still feel under pressure. About a third of the 59 Year 2 children took their tests early this year. Jill Mewha, deputy head and Year 2 teacher at the Hertfordshire school, said: 'I think that next year people will use them more flexibly. It is the letting go that is difficult'

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