SATs Companion is headed up by director and former headteacher Nasir Qurashi. Nasir leads a group of dedicated teachers and headteachers who have researched the challenges teachers, pupils and parents were facing with the new SATs curriculum changes. His team has developed an innovative, pupil and teacher-oriented system which has reduced teacher workload, improved pupil progress, and saved schools money.
When it came to SATs, Natalie Carry, deputy headteacher at St Edward’s Primary School in Birmingham, had a real problem. “We were finding it difficult to find questions for the pupils to answer,” explains Natalie, “and we were using booklets but these can only be used once.”