When it comes to tokens we're tops;Letter

19th February 1999 at 00:00
THE end of this week, we should have collected 8,000 crisp and newspaper tokens for free books. I have decided to set the school the challenging target of becoming one of England's top 100 schools for collecting tokens.

This is the only initiative that has come into schools in recent years where all schools can compete on an equal footing. Therefore, I believe that key stage 2 national tests should be abandoned, and league tables should be based on a school's performance in collecting tokens. We would soon see where genuine effort was being invested in trying to raise standards. This plan would also have the added bonus that it would attract commercial sponsorship of the league tables.

SC Jenkins, Headteacher, Eyrescroft county primary school, Eyrescroft, Bretton, Peterborough

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