Regarding the SATs we decided not to make our DD2 take them at all as they are rubbish and her lack of SATs results have never had any effect at all.
It is amusing that a parent enters their child for the 11+ which is a competition, an exam to determine ability, then wants to boycott SATS. Will the same parent boycott GCSEs and "A" levels and a degree exams?
Every child should be forced to undertake a SATS test every single year. If the child does not want to it then the child has a choice to sit and not answer any question, get zero percent and be placed in a remedial group for at least one term.
Any teacher who boycotts the SATS tests should be sacked. What sort of country is this when mere employees dictate what they will and will not do? If they won't do the job, then they should resign or be sacked.
It's like a "check out assistant" stating I will not scan Cadbury chocolate as I do not think people should eat it. Stop pussy footing around, the government will dictate what a teacher does, if they don't like it then the teacher should find another job.
You guessed it, I also believe strikes should be banned. Minimum wage and health and safety regulations protect employees.
Replace the right to strike with the right to resign.
If a person is not happy with their terms and conditions, salary or anything else, then they should leave. In effect isn't this what Richard Brason said to his Virgin cabin crew?
Would BA pilots leave? No, they would not get a higher paid job with another airline.
Would London underground drivers get a higher paid driver job? No.
I bet every school is supplied with SATS results and I bet some sort of streaming does occur. Grammar schools may even stream on 11+ results as many grammar schools will be full of children who achieve 5A and 5B in year 6.