EVENTS AND CONFERENCE
Update - 3rd April 2023
All associations were asked to vote on a special motion as below:
Tonight all five associations were asked to vote on a proposal taking the next step towards merging together by creating a new CIO. Details of the motion are below.
THE MEMBERS OF NAMA HEREBY RESOLVE as follows:
(1) to apply for registration of a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation formed under the Charities Act 2011 to be known as the Association for Mathematics in Education (AMiE) having the constitution as attached to this resolution and into which NAMA shall transfer certain of its assets as agreed by the members at the next AGM at Easter 2024,
(2) that further amendments may be agreed to AMiE’s constitution to the extent they are required as part of the charity application process to register AMiE with the Charity Commission of England & Wales in accordance with professional legal advice received from Bates Wells, the firm of charity solicitors instructed by NAMA, and
(3) that the AMiE charity application process shall only proceed if the members of AMET, ATM, MA and NANAMIC also pass a resolution approving the same at their respective annual general meetings to be held on 3rd April 2023.
We are pleased to announce the motion was passed by all five associations.
We are pleased to announce that there has been an exciting development for the community of those involved, or interested in, mathematics education for students of any age or level. Plans are reaching a crucial stage in the creation of a single mathematical subject association, the Association for Mathematics in Education (AMiE). Currently there are five associations and many teachers, or others, are not sure which one to join. We hope that this will not be a problem in the future as there will be a new single charity to represent the whole sector.
Whether you teach mathematics full-time or part-time, specialising or teaching it alongside other subjects or whether you just have an interest in mathematics education, this new association will be for you. Your institution will also be able to join.
Mathematics is taught in a wide variety of settings: early years, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, secure estates, adult and community education, higher education and through private training providers. How brilliant it would be if all these sectors were represented by one organisation which could speak independently, but with a richness of input, on behalf of the whole community.
Discussions have been taking place for some time between the Association of Mathematics Education Teachers (AMET), the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), the Mathematical Association (MA), the National Association of Mathematics Advisors (NAMA) and the National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges (NANAMIC). These associations have different emphases which will continue to be valued by the new charity. As part of the initial structure, Special Interest Groups will maintain these emphases.
Legal advice has been sought and the advice is being followed in taking forward the process towards setting up a single new charity to replace the current five associations.
This is a thrilling opportunity for the mathematics education community to work together to impact mathematics teaching and policy for many years to come. Diversity within unity is strength.