If you start behind, you stay behind

If you start behind, you stay behind

"All the evidence shows that if you start behind, you stay behind. A better start at secondary school is a better start in life."  Wise Words?  These were uttered by Nick Clegg regarding the sweeping plans to overhaul primary education in this country and to introduce testing all eleven year olds and ranking them in ten per cent ability bands. He has unveiled plans to scrap the current assessment system in primary schools and replace them with a baseline test which will happen in the first few weeks of a child's schooling, aiming to then test them before they go to secondary school with a test that will be sat nationally so that pupils can be ranked against their peers across the country as well as see how much progress they have made since they started school.

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