My 9 month old got me up nice and early this morning (about 5) and, as is my wont, I fired up my RSS reader to browse the edublogosphere. This story on the BBC education site has put me in a foul mood for the day. Despite having accepted that SATs at 14 perform little useful function, the government is going to further blight primaries by insisting on floor targets for SAts at 11. Question for the minister: "Should the teachers who teach in a Stockport school with 63% SEN give up now?". The school in question has recently received a very good Ofsted report and serves an isolated but impoverished community extremely effectively. How the (expletive deleted) is this school going to meet an arbitrary floor target? And whose interest is served by closing such institutions?