More Than a Score

MTAS Yorkshire

Saturday 6 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:00

We are in the midst of huge changes to the way our students are taught and assessed in school. MTAS Yorkshire aims to highlight and inform parents, teachers and other interested parties in the local area about what is currently happening in education across England and how this affects the children in our society.

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“The chorus of unhappy voices is growing stronger by the day. If we want a truly world class, 21st century education for our children, it’s time the government listened properly both to professionals and to parents.”

Hear heads, teachers and parents speak out against the present system of primary assessment, and talk about alternatives.

“I have been in education for 35 years, I have been a head teacher for 23 years, and now it is harder than ever to enable real learning to be taking place.”

Dr Pam Jarvis, a teacher, academic, psychologist and grandmother explains how young children learn and why the primary assessment system needs reform

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An alternative to SATs: Teacher Assessment and National Sample Testing for Science at Key Stage 2

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Redressing the Balance: Report of the NAHT Assessment Review Group

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