I recently gave a speech to a meeting of the “Anti-Sats” campaign. The text follows below: I wrote my book from a simple perspective. I was trying to imagine myself as the parent of a child going through the current English education system. Then I considered all the evidence I had amassed on the impact of the test-based accountability regime on pupils’ learning experiences to answer what I thought was the fundamental question: would it help or hinder my hypothetical child in acquiring the kind of education I would want for them? The sub-title of the book: “The Tyranny of Testing”, says it all aboutRead More →