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Campaign to put less pressure on pupils because of Sats.

Campaign to put less pressure on pupils because of Sats.

Schools are being drawn to a campaign that calls on them to put the interests of children above the pressures of the accountability system.

Primary head Jon Le Fevre wants school leaders to sign a charter which commits to not putting too much pressure on children to pass Sats, especially in Year 6.

He says 50 schools and organisations have already expressed an interest, with the campaign yet to officially launch.

“Headteachers are in this job for the right reasons but people have expressed their feeling that the accountability system is making schools act in a way that prioritises the Sats outcomes and maybe not in the best interests of the children,” Mr Le Fevre, head at Pilgrims Cross CE Primary School in Andover told Tes.

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