Teachers opt not to disrupt primary tests

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has voted against balloting members on a boycott of primary school tests, known as Sats, in England.

 

Delegates at the union's conference rejected a resolution to ballot members over a protest against primary school tests for the academic year 2017-18.

 

They also agreed not to "support and promote a parent boycott" of the 2017 national curriculum tests (Sats).

 

The vote came despite two sessions of argument in favour of action.

 

A vote on a separate motion earlier in the conference backed moves to consider a ballot of membership over a boycott of tests in 2017-18 at a later stage, if there was enough support.

 

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