Pupils to sit times tables check from 2019

Pupils in England will sit a times tables check, from 2019, at the end of their primary years, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed.

 

Responding to the news, Anne Watson, emeritus professor of mathematics education at the University of Oxford, expressed concern for pupils who struggled with the test.

“My main concern is what he [Mr Gibb] has in mind for the children who do not pass the test”.