A message from Mrs Smith to Year 6

Post date: May 15, 2018 1:04:33 PM

A special message to our Class Cambridge (yr6) Parents:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you will be aware, this week your child will take their Key Stage 2 SATs tests. These tests are used to help compare schools with each other so that the "powers that be" have an indication of how well each school in is performing academically. They are also used to measure how much progress your child has made since being at our Academy and to predict how well your child will do with their GCSEs in six years’ time.

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What they do not measure is how well your child dances 🕺, plays different sports️, sings , plays instruments , laughs, helps , mentors others ‍‍, cries and smiles. They do not take into account how much effort your child has put into their learning (which has been over and above the expectation of anyone in the Academy). They are simply a measure of how well they perform in a particular test on a particular day (and we all know how reliable that measure can be

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At Meadstead, we are proud that our children are more than just statistics, each child is unique. We are proud that our children take part in many different clubs, sports and activities. We are proud that our children will stop to help others and have fantastic manners. The children go out of their way to be kind and show how resilient they are on a daily basis. We see them simply as super stars

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That is what we are proud of.

So please remember, yes, these tests are important, but they are not the be all and end all.

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This week, help your child relax. Have fun with them. Go for a walk, have a BBQ/picnic (regardless of the ️), spend time with family and friends.

Life is more than just tests. Meadstead Primary Academy is about more than just tests, we believe in developing every talent shown by your child!

We hope you all have a great week.

Mrs Smith and the whole team at Meadstead.