This response outlines the NUT’s concerns about proposed changes to Ofsted inspection arrangements for early years provision. It also considers Government proposals to extend Ofsted’s role in early years quality assurance and improvement work at the expense of local authorities’ existing support services.
This document provides the NUT’s critique of the DfE’s proposals to remove many of the existing local authority functions and responsibilities for early years provision.
The Response Of The National Union Of Teachers To The DFE Consultation On Early Education And Childcare Staff Deployment - Summ
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the DfE proposals on the arrangements for how staff should be deployed in early years settings. The NUT’s comments focus on its members’ experiences as both providers and users of early years provision.
This response welcomes the development of a new Level 3 early years qualification, which aims to replace the previous NNEB qualification. The NUT expresses some concerns about the proposed content of the training for the qualification and makes the case for further consideration to be given to those members of the early years workforce who hold Level 2 or below qualifications.
This response outlines the NUT’s concerns about the proposed introduction of Early Years Teacher Standards, which could potentially remove the requirement for Qualified Teacher Status in early education. It also highlights a number of aspects of the Standards which are inappropriate for the full birth to five year old age range.
This document provides advice and guidance for members on the changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
Welcome to the Autumn primary bulletin for Union members.
We want to alert you to the issues and latest developments in primary education which may affect you. These issues may impact on your teaching and your classroom practice in the primary sector.
- Early Years Foundation Stage profile
- Year One Phonics Screening Check
Find out the latest news on the Check results and the NUT/ATL/NAHT survey.
- Key Stage 2 SATs
Changes to the science sample tests for 2013.
- National Curriculum
Consultation to take place early in 2013
- Ofsted Inspection Arrangements
Latest information on the new Ofsted inspection framework
- Child Protection in Primary Schools
NSPCC and Youthworks report on best practice in primary schools
- Future Primary Bulletins
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