Corbyn arrived to announce Labour’s plan to scrap SAT tests for primary kids – but received an ecstatic welcome before opening his mouth
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke to teachers this afternoon at the National Education Conference (NEU) in Liverpool – and announced that Labour in government will scrap the senseless SAT testing that inflicts such stress and even mental health issues on primary school children.
But before he could even utter a word, he received a rapturous welcome from the assembled teachers:
This is not the first time Corbyn has received a such huge acclaim from the teaching profession. The NEU and its predecessor the NUT have consistently supported the Labour leader and the party’s policies under him – and even head teachers were no less enthusiastic when he spoke to the National Association of Head Teachers’ conference:
The NEU’s joint general secretary Dr Mary Bousted said this afternoon that Corbyn “gets it”. Clearly her members feel likewise – and the vast majority of the teaching profession.
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