Conference Resolutions 2017

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Motion #1
Carried as amended
Mon, 2017
  • West Sussex

THAT Conference supports the need for an urgent review of the National Fair Funding Formula before September 2018 and believes that in the short term extra money must be given to schools to avoid the need for radical action.

Motion #1
Amendment
Carried
Motion #1
Carried
Mon, 2017

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Motion #2
Carried as amended
Mon, 2017
  • Inner London

THAT Conference condemns the real-term reduction in money going into schools and colleges and the increase in outgoings that the Government expects from this decreased funding,including the increase in national insurance and pension contributions.

Amendment #2
Inadequate school funding (amendment)
Carried
Emergency motion #2
Carried
Tue, 2017
  • Northern Ireland

THAT Conference notes with concern the decision of the Northern Ireland Education Minister of 12th October 2016 to impose a teachers’ pay settlement of 0% for 2015-16 and 1% for 2016-17.

Motion #3
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • West Sussex

THAT Conference is aware of the damaging effect funding cuts are having on the available support that is provided for mainstream SEND students.

Conference therefore calls upon the Executive Committee to lobby Government to:

Motion #4
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference believes that, even with the biggest reforms to SEND policy in 30 years, children and young people with SEND are being let down.

Motion #5
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Somerset

THAT Conference notes with concern the reduction in budgets and the reduced involvement of local authorities in provision for the mental health and well-being of young people.

Therefore, Conference calls upon the Executive Committee to commission research to:

Motion #5
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Somerset

THAT Conference notes with concern the reduction in budgets and the reduced involvement of local authorities in provision for the mental health and well-being of young people.

Therefore, Conference calls upon the Executive Committee to commission research to:

Motion #6
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Kent

THAT Conference deplores the conflict between the statutory directive to increase post-16 education and the simultaneous decrease in real-terms funding to deliver the courses.

Motion #6
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Kent

THAT Conference deplores the conflict between the statutory directive to increase post-16 education and the simultaneous decrease in real-terms funding to deliver the courses.

Motion #7
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Norfolk

THAT Conference recognises the work of ATL in highlighting the many issues with school and academy funding.

Conference instructs the Executive Committee to lobby Government to ensure that the salaries and expenses of chief executive officers in education trusts are not excessive.

Motion #8
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference expresses its concern that pay in the independent sector has lagged behind inflation for a number of years. This has led to members’ standards of living being cut in real terms.

Motion #9
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference notes the increasing use of term-time support staff contracts in our schools.

Motion #10
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference notes the amendment to the Wales Bill, which has now become the Wales Act 2017, which will see teachers’ pay and conditions devolved to the Welsh Government.

Motion #11
Lost
Mon, 2017
  • Birmingham

THAT Conference recognises the potential uncertainty to the entire education sector caused by the result of the June 2016 referendum and calls upon the Executive Committee to commission research, as far as is practicable, into the likely impact and/or consequences of leaving the EU.

Motion #12
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference notes that in the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the UK will continue to need to develop the skills of its young people and upskill those already in the workforce.

Motion #13
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

THAT Conference believes that all staff (including supply staff and visiting staff) should have access to toilet facilities during the working day.

Motion #14
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference recognises the effects of austerity on the lives and living standards of disabled people since 2010 and supports a social model of disability where the barriers preventing people from fully participating in education, work and society are addressed rather than the disability itsel

Motion #15
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference is concerned about the treatment of education staff battling terminal conditions and believes that terminally ill workers should have the right to remain in employment, if they so wish, and to be treated with respect and dignity.

Motion #16
Carried
Mon, 2017
  • Oxfordshire

THAT Conference notes that an increasing number of newly qualified teachers and lecturers are inadvertently becoming the subject of disciplinary procedures due to being unaware of the appropriate protocols and policies in schools and colleges.