Rescue Our Schools

Want to be part of a SATs sit in?

More than a Score is planning a SATS SIT IN on December 5th. Anyone fancy running an event, or know of a good area with lots of keen parents? More than a Score is planning a SATs Sit-in… Read More

Not secondary school ready? How does this prepare our year 7 children??!

This year’s SATs results show that more than a third of eleven-year-olds ‘failed’ the tests: they will be told by next week that they are ‘not secondary school ready’. In what sense are we raising standards, as the… Read More

SATs: Stop the Damage

We’re hearing from more and more parents who want to take their children out of SATs – but they have been told by headteachers they can’t. This is simply not true. The most extreme case – featured in… Read More

The parent who is saying NO to every single SAT test around

Urgent call out to parents re SATs

The More Than A Score campaign is on the lookout for parents who are willing to share their stories and experiences about SATs. We’d urgently like to hear from parents – particularly if you live in Hull, the… Read More

Are you thinking of taking your children out of SATs?

We are working with our partner More Than a Score to support you along the way with resources, ideas and opportunities to meet others in the same boat. Let us know what you think by filling in this… Read More

We support the only school in the UK saying no to SATS

Watch this brilliant film from one of our partners, More than a Score, about how headteacher, governors and parents of Little London School in Leeds decided not to put their year 6 children through SATS.

Sir Ken Robinson talks about testing of children in the early years

Listen to this short clip of Ken Robinson talking about testing in school today. He as a book out called You, Your Child, and School  – well worth a look.

This is what More than a Score say about testing of four year olds

The government is spending more than £10 million to bring back its failed baseline assessment scheme. If it goes ahead, almost every four-year-old in England will be tested when they enter school.This is pointless and damaging. Pointless because… Read More

Our response to green paper on mental health

“Government should join the dots between education policy, the retention and recruitment crisis in our schools, and the rise in emotional and mental problems in young people of all ages.” Thank you to everyone who sent in their… Read More

Did you know the government are trying to reintroduce testing for 4 year olds?

  Rescue Our Schools was proud to speak at the launch of More than a Score’s Baseline dossier – an indictment of the government’s plans to test all four-year-olds in maths and literacy. Tracy Brabin, shadow early years… Read More

Listen to this ! Excellent podcast clip of Madeleine Holt talking about education

  Just in case you missed it, here is a clip of Madeleine Holt speaking to Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd last monday.