1,000 signatures reached
To: Parents and their supporters.
Boycott year 6 SATS and call for teachers to strike.
We're a group of Year 6 parents who've had enough... enough of endless testing, enough of teachers not being trusted to teach, enough of an Ofsted driven, dull, dry curriculum aimed solely at passing National Curriculum Tests (SATs).
We want an end to Year 6 SATs... we want our kids to enjoy learning.
We're encouraging parents to show Parent Power by keeping their children off school IN SUPPORT of a SATs boycott on Tuesday 3rd May. We wish to spread the idea of a teachers' strike to ensure they know that parents support them striking in the interest of our children's education.
Why is this important?
We want our kids to be kids again and enjoy learning for learning's sake not for Ofsted results or league table figures. Bring back the creativity and the fun - say goodbye to repetition and boredom!
Between 9th to 13th May, children in Year 6 in England and Wales sit a whole week's worth of exams. They are lied to and told these will affect their whole life's careers which is simply untrue, Teachers are forced to put children under stress purely for league tables sakes. All year their curriculum has been centred around comprehension and arithmetic in order to pass these tests. Outdoor learning has decreased, childhood anxiety has increased, games have been replaced with grammar, playing with punctuation.
Parents all over the country are joining forces on 3rd May for a day of fun learning out of school to show support for a SATs boycott and a return to teacher led assessments which value individuality and creativity in the school setting.