MSPs call for ‘halt’ to primary tests

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MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for P1 pupils.
The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them.
Ministers insist th..

Ministers face defeat over primary tests

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The Scottish government is facing defeat over national assessments for P1 pupils, with opposition parties uniting to demand they be scrapped.
The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised the..

Beating the odds

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A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music.
Adyan, who is nearly five, can barely stand still in the school..