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Head teachers should stop asking pupils if they 'feel OK' about tests


Added 05-14-19 06:36:02am EST - “The chief inspector of schools Amanda Spielman (pictured) said even positive encouragement such as ?clapping children on the shoulder' could pile on the pressure.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Head teachers should stop asking pupils if they 'feel OK' about tests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Head teachers should stop asking pupils if they ‘feel OK’ about primary school SATs because it might encourage anxiety, according to the ofsted.

Amanda Spielman said even positive encouragement such as ‘clapping children on the shoulder’ could pile on the pressure. 

The chief inspector of schools said heads should avoid the issue completely so that their pupils do not realised they are being tested.

Amanda Spielman said even positive encouragement such as ‘clapping children on the shoulder’ could pile on the pressure

Half a million 11-year-olds sit their SATs this week but Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to abolish the tests if Labour wins power. Backed by Left-wing unions, he said SATs were ‘giving young children nightmares’.

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