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Image caption Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would scrap Sats tests in England's primary schools. Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour would scrap formal tests in primary schools in England, known as Sats. Such "extreme pressure testing" left children in floods of tears or vomiting with worry, he told members of the National Education Union in Liverpool. He said it would free up schools struggling with funding cuts and congested classrooms, and help teacher recruitment and retention. The move means school league tables based on the tests are ditched too. "We need to prepare children for life, not just exams," he said. Members of the teaching union have called for primary school tests to be ditched for many years. Full story

16 April

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