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P1 National Tests to Continue

by jamescalder on 6 November, 2018

Despite a majority of Councillors voting to suspend SNSA assessments for P1s in Fife today at the Education and Children’s Services Committee, due to the votes of Religious Representatives along with SNP Councillors, the assessments will continue. Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Cllr. James Calder has expressed disappointment at this.
Cllr. Calder has said,
It is extremely disappointing that a majority of Councillors have been ignored and that P1s will continue to be tested in Fife. This reflects the situation that the Scottish Government are ignoring the will of the Scottish Parliament on this issue.
These tests are time consuming and on average takes 32 minutes- that is 32 minutes of teaching time taken away from our children. The EIS has also expressed reservations and it was telling that the report brought to Councillors today did not have any consultation with the trade unions.
The SNSA tests for P1s continue to be discredited and the Scottish Government should start to listen.
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