Is the Sats boycott good for education?
Hundreds of schools in England are staging a boycott of the national schools tests, known as Sats. Will your child be affected by the boycott?
The industrial action is being taken by the National Association of Head Teachers and heads and deputies in the National Union of Teachers but members are free to stage the action or not.
About 600,000 10 and 11-year-olds are due to take the tests this week. But head teachers say that the tests damage children's education and encourage teachers to "teach to the test", so that other subjects are squeezed out.
However, authorities see the tests as a vital way that schools are held accountable to both the government and parents.
Are the Sats tests a good way to improve education? Do you think they pevent the teaching of a wider curriculum? Are you a teacher or a parent?What are your views on the tests?
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