ATM regularly seeks the views and opinions of both its members and of the wider mathematics teaching and learning community.
This page provides the central point for collecting those views, opinions and ideas.
Reform of the National Curriculum in England
The Government launched a review of the National Curriculum in January 2011 with the aim of ensuring that the aspirations we set for our children match those in the highest-performing education jurisdictions, and giving teachers greater freedom over how to teach. The proposals represent the outcomes of that review. This consultation is being conducted under section 96 of the Education Act 2002.
The response deadline is 16 Apr 2013.
To the Secretary of State:
“We believe that the proposed new National Curriculum is not fit for children, teachers or for education in the 21st Century. To maintain successful learning and the well-being of our children and their teachers, we demand that the curriculum is re-formulated. In the interests of democracy we urge the DfE to show greater respect for a wider range of stakeholders and their existing knowledge and expertise during this process.” - Sue Cox (University of East Anglia). Supported by: Association for the Study of Primary Education and National Association for Primary Education
ATM - Future Directions
For more than a year now, officers of ATM have been meeting with colleagues from four other ‘classroom facing’ organisations working in the field of mathematics education. One area of discussion has been if and how the five associations could or should work more closely together.