Time to trust the professionals
The pressure associated with the existing system has caused some heads with unblemished careers to cheat in key stage 2 tests. If value-added tables are also to be a tool with which to beat the profession we can expect the same pressure but far more opportunities to fiddle the system: in contrast to the rigorous security surrounding KS2 tests, KS1 is internally administered and marked and only occasionally externally moderated.
A flawed sytem which does not trust the profession will produce flawed results.
Headteacher St Cuthbert's RC primary