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Teachers to vote on call to scrap end of year primary exams

Key Stage 1 and 2 exams to test primary students are due to come into force in the summer Credit: Dave Thompson/PA

Teachers are set to vote today over calls to scrap proposed end of year exams for primary school students.

Members of the National Union of Teachers will vote at their spring conference in Brighton on whether to call on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to cancel planned Key Stage 1 and 2 exams, due to come into force in the summer.

According to the union the exams are "age-inappropriate" and a survey of its members found 86% of primary school teachers believed there would be "chaos surrounding implementation" of the exams.