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UNION WARNING OVER TESTS FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLDS

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The government's plans for a national system of 'baseline assessment' at the age of five could be threatened if tea...
The government's plans for a national system of 'baseline assessment' at the age of five could be threatened if teachers' union NASUWT considers the new format too time-consuming, reports The Times (p2).

General secretary Nigel de Gruchy said: 'Inevitably, there will be workload implications, and NASUWT will be offering the appropriate support to those members who refuse the additional work. This blatant attempt to catch general election votes will depress and demoralise teachers and cost a small fortune.'
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