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Motion #53
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 #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
Motion #28
Tue, 2018
  • Kent

THAT Conference deplores the narrowing of the post-16 curriculum with the diminishing currency of non-core subjects. Creative, applied and vocational subjects are being offered in a decreasing number of centres as a result of school performance data and the funding crisis.

A Science curriculum that counts

Every child has the right to a brilliant science education. How can we overcome the challenges undermining the science curriculum?

ATL comment on maths for 16- to 18-year-olds

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the news that the Government is not going to make maths compulsory for 16- to 18-year-olds.
Motion #49
Wed, 2017

THAT Conference notes a new curriculum for Wales is being developed with education professionals across Wales with the aim of it being available to schools by September 2018 and implemented from 2021.

Motion #47
Wed, 2017
  • Devon

THAT Conference is concerned about the perceived demotion of science as a core subject in schools, the introduction of flawed statutory assessment and the number of students unable to make the jump between the primary science curriculum and the secondary science curriculum.

Motion #46
Wed, 2017
  • Devon

THAT Conference is concerned that the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and new SATs is leading to the erosion of the place of the arts in the curriculum.

Subject to change: new thinking on the curriculum

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers, representing over 160,000 staff in a variety of educational institutions, believes that its members' working lives are affected as much by education policies as by pay and condition decisions. The government determines what teachers teach, how they teach, and how learning is assessed, which together form the heart of a teacher's everyday working experience.


The Department for Education (DfE) piloted the phonics test in approximately 300 schools in June 2011.