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Pupils congratulated for hard work during SATS

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24 May 2016

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Enfield Council’s councillor in charge of education has paid tribute to the hard work done by the hundreds of year six pupils who sat their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) last week.

Enfield Council’s councillor in charge of education has paid tribute to the hard work done by the hundreds of year six pupils who sat their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) last week.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of the 10 and 11 year old pupils who did the test, but also advised them that although they played a crucial role in helping improve educational standards in Enfield, they should not let them measure how unique, talented and special they were.

In the special message aimed at Enfield’s Year 6 pupils, Cllr Orhan said: “I want to personally thank every one of our students for all the hard work they have put in to their SATS revision in the last month.

“We know that children often feel under pressure to do the best they can, and our teachers do their utmost to help them deal with that pressure, but we acknowledge it’s a difficult time for pupils and it’s important that our young people remember that no matter the result of their SATs there are so many important things the tests don’t measure.

“They don’t tell you if you’re good at sport or music, whether you are a nice and kind person, or whether you have good social skills and are a good friend – all things we encourage in our schools and which we feel are at least as important as how well you do in your SATs.

“So remember, the SATs scores will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything as there are no tests that can measure all the great things you can do. Your teachers, and I, are incredibly proud of how hard you have worked this year and all we ask now is that you continue to believe in yourself and strive to achieve all the brilliant things you want to in life.”