Post 16 Education
NUT's Response To The DFE Consultation On The Government’s Proposal To Reform Vocational Qualifications For 16-19 Year Olds
This NUT response emphasises the value that vocational education has in the 14-19 system of education.
This response emphasizes the NUT’s opposition to accountability measures which rank schools in a league table order.
This document is the NUT response to the Government's consultation on future funding arrangements for the 16-19 sector including sixth form colleges.
"The government is talking but it is not listening," says Christine Blower of the NUT on BBC Question Time on 30 June 2011.
On Wednesday (11 May), MPs debated the Government's Education Bill. NUT and UCU worked with two MPs (Nic Dakin and Lisa Nandy) to table two important amendments to the Bill about post-16 issues. The first would require enrichment activities to be provided on a statutory basis and properly funded by the Government. The second amendment would reinstate the EMA. Unfortunately, due to the parliamentary arithmetic, neither of these amendments was successful. However, thanks to lobbying by hundreds of NUT members there was much support from a wide range of MPs for these particular concerns.
The Bill now goes to the House of Lords and the NUT will lobby peers to improve the Bill. The NUT's latest briefing on the Bill can be found here.
This document provides information and guidance to NUT representatives and members on OFSTED Sixth Form College inspections.
This policy response emphasises the NUT’s 14-19 policy which calls for a coherent unified system of 14-19 qualifications system. The Union has long-campaigned for a single Diploma structure.
14-19 Education - A joint Policy statement by the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union.
An additional professional day for schools! This leaflet summarises the changes for the new Secondary Curriculum which will be introduced from September 2008.
This response outline the nut’s view that it has sought consistently for the return of local democratic control of 14-19 provision to local authorities. In this the response the nut argues for an audit to take place to ascertain the capacity of local authorities to take on the strategic role of commissioning 14-19 funding and to deliver the2013 14-19 entitlement.