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Government legal action on Sats boycott.

Headteachers are facing a showdown with the Government after it emerged legal action is being considered to prevent a boycott of next month's Sats tests.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) confirmed that industrial action to "frustrate the administration of the tests" will go ahead, following meetings of their executives.

But it is understood that the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) is talking to its lawyers over whether the Government or local authorities, as teachers' employers, are best placed to take legal action if necessary.

Schools Secretary Ed Balls said it was "extremely disappointing".
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Apr 22, 2010
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