I’m absolutely delighted that the Labour Party has announced its intention to scrap SATS tests for Primary School children today. My conversations with schools and teachers across Plymouth Moor View have convinced me that these tests have been detrimental for children’s wellbeing and have created an unhealthy fixation with results and leads to teacher stress. It’s a system that has particularly disadvantaged those from poorer backgrounds.

This is a bold, forward looking policy that encourages children’s love of learning not their fear of failure.