SATS get a lot of bad press and many horror stories start to appear in the press immediately before the testing season about stress and anxiety which do little to help the situation. The SATS tests are just a measuring device intended to give an idea of each child’s progress through the education system. Some of us may still remember in days of old, when that other measuring device, the 12 inch ruler could still be used inappropriately to strike fear in the hearts of schoolchildren, with similarly negative results!
Here at Hackthorn, we have long held the view that pupils will find it easier to give the week their best efforts if the are allowed to approach the whole thing with a positive attitude. Once again, as the picture show, we think we have succeeded and are very proud of the way our group have tackled the whole event.