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Should sick children sit SATS?

Should sick children sit SATS?

Parents are being told that sick children should sit their Sats tests, even if they need to rely on first aiders for extra support during exams. 

As calls for a boycott on the exams grow, parents are urging headteachers to put their “duty of care ahead of accountability data” and to play an “active part in fighting back against this system”.

The Independent revealed last month that more than 5,500 parents downloaded a letter which sets out plans to withdraw their 10 and 11-year-old children from the Sats when they take place in a fortnight’s time. 

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