Conference Resolutions 2018

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Motion #36
Carried
Tue, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference notes, with profound sadness, the increasing incidence of suicide among young adults and teenagers and recognises that each such episode is a complex personal tragedy and that school or college can only ever be part of the narrative.

Motion #37
Not taken
Tue, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference recognises an increase in society’s understanding and ability to identify the complex mental health needs of our pupils and students.

Motion #38
Not taken
Tue, 2018
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council commission research into the effectiveness of current guidance and legislation into the identification and support of female learners with neurodiversity.

Motion #39
Tue, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference recognises the significant contribution ATL Future has made to recruiting and retaining trainee, newly qualified and early career members across all sectors of the union.

Motion #40
Tue, 2018
  • Brent

THAT Conference congratulates all those who have worked to bring about the creation of the National Education Union.

Motion #41
Tue, 2018
  • Hertfordshire

THAT Conference instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council provide specific guidelines at the earliest opportunity for the spending of the local levy.

Amendment #41
Amendment
Motion #42
Tue, 2018
  • Individual Members

THAT Conference agrees that the National Education Union prides itself on being an education union. It is important to maximise opportunities to reinforce this in the public eye and minimise instances where the name and reputation of the union can be brought into question.

Amendment #42
Amendment
Motion #43
Tue, 2018
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

THAT Conference congratulates everyone involved in the hard work undertaken to develop the identity, values and reputation of the National Education Union.

Motion #44
Carried as amended
Wed, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference is extremely concerned at the high numbers of students who report that they have experienced sexual harassment in schools.

Amendment #44
Amendment
Motion #45
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference believes that many portrayals of trans people in the media over recent years can only be described as appalling. Consistently transphobic media coverage has highlighted the level of ignorance and the lack of understanding of trans people’s rights.

Motion #46
Carried
Tue, 2018
  • Individual Members

THAT Conference believes that access to safe, free, legal abortion is crucial to women’s and girls’ educational, economic, and social equality. Barriers to abortion services are barriers to women’s and girls’ rights.

Motion #47
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference wishes to clarify the meaning of Black as anyone who is a person of colour. This definition is important because it is not a term solely reserved for those of dark skin and principally from the African continent.

Motion #48
Carried as amended
Wed, 2018
  • Executive Committee

THAT Conference welcomes the Welsh Government’s amended timetable for the implementation and first teaching of the new curriculum to allow for more time in the development stage.

Amendment #48
Amendment
Carried
Motion #49
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Wiltshire

THAT Conference is concerned about the consistency of examination marking for public exams. In particular, Conference is concerned about:

(a) the qualifications and experience of some exam-markers and the associated standards of exam-marking

Motion #50
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Norfolk

THAT conference instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council carry out research into the extent to which the falsification of data is being used to wildly inflate grades, and the impact this is having on target-setting, league ta

Motion #51
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Executive Committee

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE THAT Conference notes with concern that the new Year 4 online multiplication check will be introduced in the academic year starting September 2019, with very little support from education professionals.

Motion #52
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Devon

THAT Conference believes that the introduction of a four-year key stage 4 in some schools may have led to the narrowing of experiences for key stage 3 students.

Motion #53
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Berkshire

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

(i) research the most effective ways to support disadvantaged highly able learners, and their educators

Motion #54
Carried
Wed, 2018
  • Inner London

THAT Conference believes that the Government must take steps to prevent parents selectively withdrawing their children; specifically, from the teaching of individual religions.

Motion #55
Not taken
Wed, 2018
  • Inner London

THAT Conference recognises that the teaching of RSE is vital to the health and well-being of our society.