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Baseline Assessment
The Government is planning to reintroduce Baseline Assessment to reception classes in 2020. This assessment will be a 20 minute, computer based test taken by children in their first six weeks of school. These results will be used to hold schools to account for progress at KS2 and will cost £10,000,000 to implement. 

These proposals have received widespread criticism from educational professionals and academics, including a report recently published by British Educational Research Association which you can download here

Here is a PowerPoint which can be used for school meetings. Also, click here for a motion that Primary groups can pass stating that they do not want to be part of the 2019 pilot, and here for a motion for secondary schools to pass in support for this campaign. 

More than a Score also have some useful information and a petition which can be signed at https://morethanascore.org.uk/blog/baseline-assessment-pointless-damaging/  

Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Schools
A report into Sexual Harassment in schools has been produced by UK Feminista in association with the National Education Union. Alarmingly, it appears to show that not much has changed over the last 30 years. East London Teachers Association is holding a special one day conference in March that we are supporting.

Tickets can be booked here: www.challengingsexisminschools.eventbrite.co.uk

You can download a flier below.

School Cuts
We are currently in the process of updated this section with information about this important campaign.

Below you can find a link to a draft model motion which the governing body of your school can amend and pass in support of the school cuts campaign. Please speak to your staff governor or head teacher about bringing this to a governors meeting.  

You Can't Test This.

This year, the You Can't Test This initiative will be running again. During the week beginning Monday 17th October 2016, teachers across the country will be teaching creative and exciting lessons which can't be tested. With ever increasing assessment and time pressures in our classrooms, let's make sure we continue to defend a meaningful and exciting curriculum for our students. 

A flyer for staffrooms is below. Also below are some ideas for activities and a report from a Camden teacher about last year's You Can't Test This.
This is our current campaign against Performance-Related Pay and changes to our Pensions.


There are some other campaigning materials in each of the areas below (and there will be much overlap)

Academies, Cuts, Pensions & Workload, R & R.


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