The Framework for the National Curriculum - A Report By The Expert Panel of The National Curriculum Review: the NUT’s Response
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.
This NUT response emphasises the NUT’s opposition to the publication of school and college performance tables and the purposes to which they are put. The proposals offer little recognition to those learners who require the greatest support or to those schools and colleges seeking to encourage them towards such achievement.
Focus on Food, an organisation that supports schools with food education is conducting an online survey in light of the proposed National Curriculum reforms that recommend compulsory cooking for 7-14 year olds from September 2014. This survey contains 21 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. It aims to evaluate how confident teachers feel about teaching cooking to their pupils.
As a thank you, everyone who completes this survey will receive a leaflet and free mobile app to support cooking teaching in their school.
Union Response to Government Proposal to require Schools to Teach one or more of seven languages at Key Stage
This is the response of the Union to the Government consultation on a proposal to require schools to teach one or more of seven languages at Key Stage 2.
The NUT’s response to the Education Committee Inquiry into the role of school governing bodies.
This response outlines the NUT’s case for qualifications to be embedded and evaluated before new ones are introduced. The response also argues for the retention of the AS level both as separate qualification and as part of the full A level.
A Joint Statement in Response to the DfE's Consultation on Primary National Curriculum Draft Programmes of Study
This document is a joint response by the NUT, ATL, curriculum organisations, authors and academics to the Government proposals on the Primary National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English, Maths and Science.
Survey of special educational needs co-ordinators
The NUT regularly surveys special educational needs co-ordinators to ask their views about SEN provision. This group of teachers can only be effective if they are valued and empowered in what is a vital and complex role. Many SENCOs are worried about current education changes which are undermining provision for pupils with SEN.
This survey was conducted in March 2012. NUT primary members were invited to complete an online questionnaire about the introduction of the Year One Phonics Screening Check.