Multiple Concerns - new NAHT report slams the multiplication tables check pilot

I originally wrote this piece for the CfEY blog in response to the NAHT’s report in response to the 2019 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) pilot It can be found on the CfEY website at the link below.

NAHT report 2019 MTC pilot Original article (

The NAHT have today released a damning report detailing their members’ response to the Government’s pilot of the new multiplication tables ‘check’ (MTC) for children in Year 4. The test has been an educationally dubious waste of time and money, hastily implemented and with multiple technical flaws. As LKMco’s resident ex-Year 4 teacher, I’ve gone ahead and highlighted the five areas that shocked me most about this pilot.

[Read the rest on the LKMco website]