It has been announced that ALL pupils at the age of 11 will be expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12. To ensure this and tar and feather them and their teachers if they don’t, they will be tested on-screen checks.
Teachers will be judged by the results of these tests and undoubtedly OfSTED will find a category to place schools where every pupil is unable to quote 8 x 7 or 11 x 12 at the drop of a hat.
Of course great leaders should be able to do what they ask others to do surely? Well look at this video from February when the esteemed Nicky Morgan appeared on Good Morning Britain and refused to answer basic times tables questions. Don’t you just love hypocrisy?
PEN 3 x 5