Year 6 SATs – Special Consideration

Dear Parents and Carers

Our Year Six children have worked very hard this week and have all demonstrated excellent attitudes to their SATs.

When the test papers are sent away to be marked, we are occasionally able to ask for special consideration to be given if there has been a change in circumstances for your child in the time before the tests.

Schools may apply for special consideration where there is evidence that any of the following situations affected the pupil’s performance at the time of the tests:

  • Reason 1 — bereavement involving a family member or close friend, with whom the pupil had frequent contact, within twelve months of the tests
  • Reason 2 — the pupil, or a close family member, is diagnosed with a terminal illness in the six months before the tests; or the diagnosis of a terminal illness was made more than six months ago but the family member is approaching end of life at the time of the tests
  • Reason 3 — a traumatic incident, or significant change in the pupil’s circumstances, occurred at the time of the tests or within the previous two weeks
  • Reason 4 — the pupil, or a close family member, has suffered a life-changing injury or undergone life-changing surgery in the six months before the tests
  • Reason 5 — a traumatic incident occurred in the six months before the tests and there was a related incident at the time of the tests or within the previous twom your child’s class teacher if there is anything it would be useful for them to know.

All information is treated in the strictest of confidence.

Ms J. Thomas / Ms D. Thompson

Co-Headteachers
St Matthew’s Primary School