School’s SATS results declared invalid due to “over-aiding” allegations

By Sam Cooper | 06/07/2016 0 comments

School’s SATS results declared invalid due to “over-aiding” allegations

A SCHOOL has had its pupils’ SATS results annulled after allegations children were “over-aided” during the tests and that youngsters’ answers were amended.

The Government’s Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has declared Wentworth Church of England Primary School pupils’ results from this year’s tests invalid following an investigation.

A letter sent out to parents from Jane Collier, the school’s chairwoman of governors, said: “Allegations were made to the STA that children had been over-aided during the test and the findings from the review of the test papers showed amendments to answers had been made which were in line with the allegations.

“This means your child will not receive any results for the examinations taken this term.”

It said the school’s leadership team and board of governors were “of course very disappointed” and “shared parents’ frustrations” over the matter.

The letter added: “We have been assured by Rotherham Council that the secondary schools this school feeds into do their own assessments for children anyway when they enter Y7 in September.”

The letter also said the governing board, supported by RMBC and the Diocese, will now conduct its own independent review.

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