Green Party pledges to abolish 'pointless' Sats

Green Party also promises to scrap academies, and to boost the education budget by £7 billion.


The Green Party is pledging to abolish "pointless, pressured" Sats and scrap academies as part of radical plans to shake up the education system.


Freeing teachers and children from national tests will be at the heart of the party's education policy, which promises to put the "enjoyment, creativity and inspiration" back into schools.


Launching the plans on the Isle of Wight this morning, education spokeswoman Vix Lowthion is also set to promise a £7 billion cash boost for education to fill the funding gap created by cuts.


Ms Lowthion, a secondary school teacher, is due to say: "We want to create an inspiring education system that transforms lives and transforms Britain, but that can't happen without the very basic foundations being in place and this government has been removing them brick by brick.


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