Press Coverage

We certainly got people talking!

BBC – Sats: Parents plan ‘stay at home’ school protest over tests:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36149850

Guardian – Labour criticises SATs changes as parents plans Kids’ Strike http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/03/labour-criticises-sats-changes-as-parents-plan-kids-strike-over-exams

Independent – Kids’s Stike 3rd May http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/sats-strike-teachers-turn-blind-eye-to-absences-as-thousands-of-children-miss-school-for-protest-a7011486.html

Sky News – Thousands support first Kids’ Strike  http://news.sky.com/story/1688634/thousands-support-first-school-kids-strike

Metro – School children to strike   http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/30/school-children-set-to-strike-over-sats-exams-5852087/

Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/protest-sats-year-2-children-strike_uk_57286209e4b0e6da49a518cf

The Express – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/666541/thousands-children-skip-school-SATS-protest-campaign-Nicky-Morgan

ITV News – http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-04-29/parents-prepare-to-pull-children-out-of-school-in-strike-action/

Daily Mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3570641/Thousands-children-join-kids-strike-skip-school-today-parents-protest-against-against-SATs-tests-six-seven-year-olds.html

The Mirror – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pupils-aged-6-join-first-7877155

Lincoln – http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2016/04/lincoln-parents-plan-to-take-children-out-of-school-in-strike-over-sats/

Lancaster – http://www.lep.co.uk/news/schoolkids-in-lancaster-to-strike-over-new-tests-1-7866808

Brighton – http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2016/04/26/brighton-and-hove-parents-plan-strike-over-sats-tests/

Newcastle – http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/year-2-sats-north-east-11214665

Birmingham – http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/parents-plan-take-children-out-11238204

Manchester – http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/sats-year-two-boycott-manchester-11276624

And…. in the spirit of impartiality here are some of the less favourable reports…

Spectator – Apparently there’s no evidence of stress… incorrect!  http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/05/if-the-sats-strike-parents-get-their-way-only-the-poorer-kids-will-suffer/

Daily Mail  – Apparently we’re not actually parents at all… but highly politicised union members… incorrect!    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3570041/Let-Kids-Kids-campaign-parents-pupils-home-strike-school-test.html

Telegraph – Apparently we have low expectations for our children… incorrect!  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/05/10/sats-arent-damaging-kids—low-expectations-are/