Government SATS are effortlessly damaging generations of children.
We have all seen posts from Parents complaining on social media for some years now about how the Government SATS system has been affecting our Children negatively and causing stress. Yet I still see new posts daily from parents new to the schooling system shocked about what is happening to their own Children when they start their turn in the system of testing.
When asked, Natasha Dennis, a concerned parent from the Midlands, whose child is currently facing these exams said ‘’How the hell can you be 6 yrs old and be crying and stressed about SATS?’
The number of Secondary School Children suffering from stress and stress-related illnesses due to SATS has been increasing over a number of years. Unfortunately, the Government also got away with passing the tests down to even younger Children in Primary schools, as early as 6 yrs old.
“Children will still sit tests in reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar. But the tests are more demanding than previous years, with more expected of pupils.”
BBC, Primary Tests, 2018.
Complaints roll into local Education authorities, Schools and then the Government decide to lower the age to now target 4 yr olds who have just started in their schooling life. Groups have been formed on social media by Parents all stating their concerns and sharing their stories of how the SATS are affecting their kids and their households. Parents are anxious about their kids’ welfare. Schools should be a fun place to learn, especially in the early years of an impressionable wide-eyed open-mindedness canvas, otherwise known to you and me as my Child.
So many tests every term at the beginning, middle and end of term time. Who are these SATS results actually for? Does anybody know the answer? As Parents we complain to each other, start a group on social media, complain some more. Feel better as we know we are not alone in our anger and we start to demand change.
A growing number of parents are starting to homeschool but we are not all in that fortunate position. Let us get back to complaining and we, the parent still force our Children to go a sit in a hall with a pen and listen to the order of ‘’Wait until I say you can turn your paper over’’ Then the results come through and with tears streaming down the cheeks of your Individual beautiful Child the answer is ‘I am not good enough’