The Anti-Sats Alliance has produced a pamphlet to help build the campaign against damaging national tests for children at seven, 12 and 14. The alliance's steering committee met last week and heard encouraging reports from many areas about the depth of feeling against the Sats tests. The largest teachers union, the NUT, is nearing the end of a survey of its members on whether to boycott Sats.
The NUT executive will meet on Thursday 6 November to consider pressing ahead with an official ballot to launch a boycott. The alliance is urging teachers, parents, union and campaign groups to contact NUT executive members to make sure they know the level of support for a boycott. It also wants to gather stories of where people are campaigning against Sats.