This leaflet produced jointly between the NUT and the TUC is intended to give help teachers and support staff access more information about Apprenticeships from level 2 (GCSE) level. The booklet explores the reasons why the Apprenticeship route should be considered alongside other career options as part of the IAG offered to young people .
Report of a survey conducted by the National Union of Teachers (January 2014)
This report of a 2014 survey of secondary school teachers explores issues around assessment and accountability in Key Stage 3, GCSE floor targets, and early entry at GCSE. It proposes several recommendations in relation to the future of secondary school assessment and accountability in the light of the survey findings.
This response outlines the NUT’s concerns about the Expert Panel's report for the National Curriculum review. Key criticisms include failure to consider equality and SEN issues; inadequate time for implementation and the need for greater focus on the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The Department for Education has announced changes to GCSEs in a number of subject areas. Changes for mathematics and English will come into effect for first teaching from 2015, with first examination in 2017. Changes in other subject areas will be introduced for first teaching from 2016 and first examination in 2018.
The main features of the new courses are outlined in the document attached.