It’s that day. The Sunday before the SATs. SATs Sunday.
It’s an odd feeling for a Year 6 teacher. We know that we do not need these 4 days of watching our much loved children be put under strict time pressure to perform to prove both their own knowledge (and let’s be honest- our own professional abilities). As dedicated educators, we know that we have challenged their thinking, taught them as many skills as we can, made them more aware of what they can do every single day than the tests will ever show, and yet, here we are, faced with the cold harsh reality that, like it not, tomorrow we begin another round of the SATs.
I find myself sitting on the fence when it comes to the subject of tests.
In my previous life as a solicitor, sitting on the fence was what you had to do. You’d…
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