More Than A Score:
It’s time to fundamentally change the high-stakes, high-pressure assessment system in primary schools and make good mental health the basis for good learning.
Primary pupils in England now face SATs and other government tests in five out of seven school years – that’s more formal assessments than in almost any other country.
But the evidence against the current system is growing. Parents, teachers and heads are united in calling for change.
In 2022, only 3% of heads wanted SATs to go ahead. 89% of parents say they would support an alternative. And 1 in 10 year 6 pupils didn’t sleep well in the run-up to the tests.
SATs and other government tests don’t help learning and cause unnecessary stress and pressure.
Let’s speak out for children.
Alison Ali Director/Owner Can Can Campaigns
Alison began her career in journalism, moving into international consumer publishing. Her experience runs from human rights and global finance reporting, to launching premium multi-language magazines and digital platforms for household brand names. She has run her own successful creative agency Can Can Creative since 2006 and, in 2019, launched sister agency Can Can Campaigns to harness the collective’s exceptional skills for greater good.