‘I’m in charge of worrying’ – Teachers taking the stress out of Sats tests

‘I’m in charge of worrying’ – Teachers taking the stress out of Sats tests

- in Education

It can be a stressful time for some schoolchildren facing Standard Assessment Tests (Sats).

But there are teachers who are trying to take the pressure off their pupils.

This note sent to Year 6 pupils at Bucklebury Primary School in Reading, Berkshire has gone viral on social media.

Tweet: Have a great weekend everyone especially Y6

Believed to have been written by Bucklebury Primary’s teacher Mrs Thom, she lists a number of fun activities that her pupils should do in the weekend before their tests.

They include watching a favourite TV programme, going outside and enjoying the weather, eating ice cream and smiling.

She adds that if there is a need to revise, pupils should do a maximum of one hour in total.

She ends her note to her pupils: “Mrs Thom is in charge of worrying – you don’t need to. You are all amazing and I couldn’t be more proud of you.”

On Facebook, Mrs Thom’s message has been shared 62,000 times with 70,000 reactions.