Rapport Issue


Publication Date

March 28th 2012


Chris Matson

First, I was asked to take an assembly and explain to the Year 6 pupils what I would be doing when I came to their individual classes. This I did, spending the initial part building rapport with the year group and asking them what they felt about the SATS. That was important. Until you know what the Present State is, there is no comparison point to contrast with the Desired State. For several youngsters the Desired State was to get out of taking the exams altogether. Others ‘knew’ that they would do badly and they just wanted it ‘to be over’. Most felt pressured. I think that you will agree, not ‘states’ conducive to success....


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