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East End teachers join primary SATS test boycott

PUBLISHED: 14:25 10 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:59 05 October 2010

MORE than half the primary schools in Tower Hamlets are refusing to take part in SATS tests, according to reports. Some 34 schools out of 65 are boycotting the tests as part of a national protest, Tower Hamlets council has confirmed

MORE than half the primary schools in Tower Hamlets are refusing to take part in SATS tests, according to reports.

Some 34 schools out of 65 are boycotting the tests as part of a national protest, Tower Hamlets council has confirmed.

Teaching unions argue that the tests disrupt children's learning and are 'misused' to compile league tables.

The tests run all week, with more than 600,000 primary school pupils scheduled for testing.

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