Conference Resolutions 2018

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Motion #1
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference is gravely concerned to hear of NQTs mentoring trainees and other NQTs.

Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council:

(i) review and update existing guidance to members

Emergency motion #1
Carried
Tue, 2018

THAT Conference notes that the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) currently employs 21,946 education staff to provide education for in excess of 515,000 refugee children across Lebanon, Jordan, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Syria.

Motion #2
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes with alarm the changing demographic of the teaching population, with fewer than half of current classroom teachers having more than 10 years’ experience.

Emergency motion #2
Carried
Tue, 2018

THAT conference notes the Welsh Government’s 9th March 2018 consultation announcement on a “Proposed mechanism for determining teachers’ pay and conditions” in Wales, in the form of an independent review body (“the teacher engagement model”) whose recommendations are subject to formal public cons

Motion #3
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes the success of ATL in publishing the TA Standards in 2016 and the positive effect that these have had in the schools that have adopted them. However, support staff members are still not being respected as a valued and professional part of the education workforce.

Emergency motion #3
Carried
Tue, 2018

THAT Conference notes, with profound alarm, the conclusion of the independent accountants' recent annual benchmarking report on Academy finances (Kreston UK, March 2018); specifically that the entire sector is within two years of insolvency.

Motion #4
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Oxfordshire

THAT Conference notes with concern that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain technical support staff owing to the widening pay differentials between employees in the education sector and the commercial world.

Emergency motion #4
Carried
Wed, 2018

THAT Conference notes that although a consultation began with staff from the legacy NUT and ATL sections in February 2018 regarding NEU national and regional staffing and operational structures (due to become operational in September 2018), no arrangements have yet been made for

Motion #5
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

THAT Conference notes current NEU-ATL section guidance regarding best practice for CPD.

Motion #6
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes with concern that low levels of funding for education are forcing many leaders to implement unethical changes in schools and colleges to the detriment of learners.

Examples of such changes affecting learners include management decisions being made that:

Motion #7
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference is concerned at the apparent extent to which MATs and FE college mergers are giving rise to a proliferation of CEO roles, along with associated inflated management structures.

Motion #8
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council ask the DfE to examine the possibility of recommending that local authorities in England reintroduce supply lists, and fund accordingly, and to examine the use of third

Motion #9
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference welcomes, in principle, the establishment of the education consortia as a means of providing advice and support to schools on a regional basis in Wales but is concerned by the inconsistent nature and quality of some of that advice.

Motion #10
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference is concerned at the way the current DBS system has the power to affect members negatively. Indeed, in January 2016 the High Court declared the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme incompatible with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.

Motion #11
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Kent

THAT Conference notes that the Association of Colleges is trailblazing a scholarship policy that should encapsulate conditions of pay, recognition and support for teachers and lecturers to engage in scholarly research. Some remission time should be ringfenced for this purpose.

Motion #12
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

THAT Conference is concerned that, despite the STPCD requiring that teachers have a minimum of 10% PPA time, a significant number of teachers are either not receiving their full PPA entitlement, or activities during this protected time are being directed by senior leaders, contrary to PPA require

Motion #13
Lost
Mon, 2018
  • Norfolk

THAT Conference recognises the impact that the dissemination of programmes of study, the creation of schemes of work, mid-term schemes of study and lesson plans place on the workload of our members, and in most cases this produces a tripling of work.

Motion #14
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Durham

THAT Conference recognises all the hard work our support staff members across all sectors are doing, but is alarmed by the discrepancies in expectations and workloads that they are facing.

Motion #15
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Inner London

THAT Conference notes with concern the increasing workload placed on middle leaders and TLR-holders in schools.

Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council:

Motion #16
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes that the recent independent sector survey shows an ever-increasing workload for members across the whole of the independent sector.