2011 Consultations

EYFS Review Response

Between July and September 2011, the Government consulted on a revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework, responding to the recommendations of an independent review by Dame Clare Tickell. This consultation invited comment on the Government’s proposed changes to some parts of the learning and development requirements in the revised EYFS framework: the early learning goals; and the educational programmes.

The Importance of Teaching • Mar 2011

John White, ATM Honorary Secretary, has written a response to the recent White Paper, The Importance of Teaching (DFE, 2010). With much of the detail still to be made clear there is little on which to directly comment but there are many issues raised which merit continued watchfulness, and a readiness to contribute, both as an Association and as individuals, to signalled reviews...

“Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, announced a review of the primary and secondary National Curriculum in England. The National Curriculum has come to cover more subjects, prescribe more outcomes and take up more school time than originally intended.” — Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Some members of the ATM General Council recently attended two meetings where the changes to the National Curriculum for England were discussed. We are agreed that it is imperative that ATM responds to the call for evidence.

There are some serious implications for mathematics teaching and it is causing great concern that teachers and headteachers are not aware of the implications and do not realise how significant the proposals might be.

As a subject association we have compiled and submitted a response.

We have liaised with other maths associations to present a unified approach and have included research evidence.