Please note: the ATL website is no longer being updated and will be taken down soon.

Visit the new NEU website

Motion #52
Wed, 2018
  • Devon

THAT Conference believes that the introduction of a four-year key stage 4 in some schools may have led to the narrowing of experiences for key stage 3 students.

Motion #51
Wed, 2018
  • Executive Committee

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE THAT Conference notes with concern that the new Year 4 online multiplication check will be introduced in the academic year starting September 2019, with very little support from education professionals.

Motion #20
Mon, 2018
  • Somerset

THAT Conference believes that the capability process is often abused, contributing to the large number of teachers leaving the profession.

How should we use technology in assessment and qualifications?

That’s the question Nansi Ellis, National Education Union policy AGS, came away with from last Friday’s Westminster Education Forum on the future of assessment and qualifications.

Is placing young children in ability groups “a necessary evil”?

The National Education Union recently commissioned research to find out how widespread the practice of using ability groups in the early years and key stages in English schools.

SATs are not fit for purpose and are damaging for children’s education

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on today's key stage 2 SATs results.

We can and must do better for our primary children – ATL responds to primary assessment consultations

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL comments on the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) response to the Government consultations - Primary Assessment in England and the Rochford Review recommendations.

The awkward truth about primary progress measures

Anne Heavey explains why the new progress measures aren't fairer for children and don’t add up for schools.

How were the standards set for this year's KS1 SATs?

Anne Heavey demystifies the Standards and Testing Agency’s (STA) process.
ATL believes that it's time for the government to go back to the drawing board on primary assessment as a whole. The DfE is consulting on the future of primary assessment and accountability. Have your say by 22 June 2017.