League tables blamed for narrow focus

In a speech to the NAHT’s annual conference in Brighton eralier this month, Russell Hobby, general secretary, said an over-reliance on league tables risked causing “unseen damage” to the education system. He said children were increasingly being drilled to pass high-stakes tests at the expense of promoting a love of reading, understanding how language works and putting numeracy to practical use.  To read the full article click here

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