Letter: School tests under the microscope

Sir: I am astonished by your conclusion in respect of Key Stage 3 Standard Assessment Tasks (leading article, 18 March). The biggest pressure I face is not from militant teachers but from agitated parents. Far from being confused, I would suggest a majority of parents in this school want the whole bureaucratic nightmare to go away to enable us to carry on teaching and testing their children in our accepted professional manner.

Yours faithfully,

DENNIS RICHARDS

Headmaster

St Aidan's Church of England High School

Harrogate,

North Yorkshire

19 March

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