Created on: 10 Mar 2022
The critically important role of schools at the heart of our communities and in the nurturing of our children has been evidenced by the pandemic.
Decisive action to tackle excessive teacher workload, including the hiring of sufficient admin and technical staff to allow teachers to focus on learning and teaching
Recognition of the centrality of teacher agency within an empowered school system
De-cluttering of the BGE curriculum in Primary to enable a proper focus on recovery, especially well-being
Senior phase curricula that will allow breadth, depth, and enjoyment of learning, and greater parity of esteem between vocational and non- vocational learning
Assessment policy and practice that truly supports sound learning and equity- an end to SNSAs and equivalent standardised assessment regimens, and the reform of senior phase assessment
Greater provision for vocational courses and pathways within schools.