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Head Teachers want to scrap new Year 4 tables tests.

Head Teachers want to scrap new Year 4 tables tests.

Plans for a compulsory times tables test in all primary schools should be scrapped, headteachers have said.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAFT)  argue the tests do not tell teachers anything they do not already know, and add to workload.

The government is introducing a mandatory online multiplication test for all Year 4 children in England from June 2020, but began piloting the test this summer.

According to the NAHT, 94 per cent of those who took part in the pilot said that it did not tell them anything that they did not already know about their pupils’ recall of multiplication tables.

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