THIS WEEK IN 1998: Schools challenge cheating claims

Hampshire headteachers were to throw down the gauntlet to the government's chief inspector after he accused schools of cheating in tests.

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 6:00 am

Chris Woodhead claimed national tests for seven, 11 and 14-year-olds were vague, unreliable and handled ‘creatively’ by schools.

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Headteachers planned to write to Mr Woodhead inviting him to name 10 schools in the south where he had evidence of malpractice.

They could have also boycotted the tests.