Teachers back moves towards primary Sats boycott

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Teachers have backed plans for a possible boycott of primary school tests in England next year.

The National Union of Teachers says the tests for seven and 11-year-olds are damaging to children and education.

One delegate likened Sats to the "monster stalking our schools". Another said they needed to be "decapitated".

The government is consulting on the future of primary assessment, and may scrap the tests for seven-year-olds and introduce a baseline test in reception.

But, if agreed, this would not be put in place before 2020.

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