WORKLOAD IS A MAJOR BARRIER TO TEACHING

2017

WORKLOAD IS A MAJOR BARRIER TO TEACHING AS A CAREER, SAY TEACHERS

Workload is the biggest barrier to young teachers making the profession their career, a conference organised by the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, has heard.

Young teachers aged 30 and under gathered in Birmingham today (Saturday) for the NASUWT’s Young Teachers’ Consultation Conference to take part in professional development workshops and receive support and advice.

A real-time electronic poll of members attending the Conference found that:

  • More than four in ten (43%) teachers say workload gets in the way of teaching being considered a career for life;
  • One in ten teachers (12%) say they will be leaving teaching within one year;
  • Less than a quarter (21%) say they would recommend teaching as a career to family or friends;

 

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“It was clear that the young teachers at the conference are absolutely and fully committed to being great teachers and to serving the children and young people they teach.

“However, it is deeply worrying that many do not feel confident of being able to remain in teaching in the longer term and would not recommend a career in teaching to others.

“Spiralling workloads, unsustainable working hours and worsening pay and conditions of service are the main factors impacting on young teachers’ morale and job satisfaction.

“The deepening recruitment and retention crisis gripping our schools will not be solved unless Government acts on the concerns of young teachers.”

 

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OFQUAL PROPOSALS ON COMPUTER SCIENCE

NASUWT COMMENTS ON OFQUAL PROPOSALS ON COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Commenting on the announcement by Ofqual around issues related to GCSE Computer Science, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, said:

 

“The NASUWT recognises that Ofqual has a critical responsibility to establish and maintain public and professional confidence in the qualification system. To this end it is appropriate for Ofqual to investigate and report on aspects of this system when questions about its integrity have arisen.

 

“Further, it is clear that Ofqual has a duty to ensure that timely and effective action is taken, when necessary, to address any concerns that may arise from these investigations.

 

“The NASUWT understands why Ofqual has felt it necessary to investigate whether action need to be taken in relation to non-examined assessments in GCSE Computer Science.

 

“Many of the issues raised today relate to the rushed and poorly thought-through qualifications reform process implemented by the Department for Education.

 

“The NASUWT warned at the time that the GCSE reform process was taking unacceptable risks with the qualifications system. It therefore remains a matter of profound regret that these warning were not heeded by Ministers.”

 

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CHANCELLOR FAILS TO GRASP THE NETTLE OVER CRISIS IN TEACHING

CHANCELLOR FAILS TO GRASP THE NETTLE OVER CRISIS IN TEACHING

 

“In the Budget, the Chancellor had the opportunity to provide a big and bold solution to the deeply damaging teacher recruitment and retention crisis affecting schools. By not addressing the key issues of teachers’ pay, many more teachers will be lost to the profession and the education of children and young people will continue to suffer.

 

“The failure to deliver a Budget that provides significant real terms improvements in teachers’ pay will further demoralise teachers and make teaching an even less attractive career option for graduates.

 

“The very modest additional funding for teacher training is welcome, but it fails to address the reality of acute teacher shortages across the majority of curriculum subjects.

“The Chancellor has failed to grasp the nettle and come up with the solutions needed to address the systemic problems affecting the education sector.

 

“Today’s Budget will simply add to the misery faced by teachers and schools.”

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NASUWT AND SUPPLY REGISTER PROMOTE ETHICAL ALTERNATIVE FOR SUPPLY TEACHER EMPLOYMENT

NASUWT AND SUPPLY REGISTER PROMOTE ETHICAL ALTERNATIVE FOR SUPPLY TEACHER EMPLOYMENT

The NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, and the Supply Register teaching agency have today announced a new partnership in a memorandum of understanding to promote an ethical alternative for the employment of supply teachers.

Supply teachers play a vital role in ensuring the highest standards of education for all children and young people. However, the way in which the supply agency market has operated has often been to the detriment of schools and supply teachers. The new partnership aims to deliver a positive change for the benefit of supply teachers and schools.

The Supply Register and the NASUWT are committed to ending the cycle where supply teachers get less, schools pay more and supply agencies make excessive profits.

The memorandum of understanding between the two leading education organisations represents a better deal for schools, including:

  • the highest standards in recruitment practice;
  • full compliance with all the relevant legislation, including safeguarding checks;
  • supply teachers who are provided with ongoing training and CPD opportunities;
  • transparent charges and no hidden fees;
  • no finders’ fees;
  • that supply teachers procured through The Supply Register have access to ongoing training and development; and
  • that the recruitment procedures used ensure equality and diversity.

 

NASUWT General Secretary Chris Keates said: “Supply teachers form a valued part of the teaching profession and are a vital professional resource for schools.

“Unacceptable employment practices in some schools and the actions of some unscrupulous supply agencies have meant supply teachers are exploited on a regular basis.

“The collaboration between the NASUWT and the Supply Register is a significant step towards supply teachers having the certainty of knowing they will be employed in a fair way and will be paid a fair wage for their vital work, others would be advised to follow the Supply Register’s example.

Supply Register Managing Director Baljinder Kuller said:

 

“We are very proud to announce our partnership with the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, which makes us their model of choice for over 300,000 of their members seeking supply and permanent opportunities in the United Kingdom.

 

“As an official partner, we share the values and ambitions of the NASUWT and this partnership represents a better deal for schools and supply teachers whilst creating an opening for the most ethical supply agencies to join us in our commitment.

 

“We look forward to supporting the NASUWT and in the near future announcing additions to our service that are underpinned by the principle that supply teachers make a vital contribution to ensure the highest standards of education for all children and young people.”

 

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The latest Pay Award lists updated 14th November 2017.

Please let us have any other new information you know about your school.

Schools/Academies/MATs Paying 2% M1 to M6

 

Abbey MAT

Gorse MAT

Sentamu Academy Learning Trust

University Of Chester Academies Trust

AET

Hamwic

Vector Learning Trust

Arete MAT

HCAT

Shaw Wood Academy

Wade Deacon Trust

Aston Academy Trust

Healing MAT

Shawlands Primary

Wales High

Astrea Academy Trust

HET

Silkstone Primary

Whitewoods Trust

Aukley J+I

Holy Trinity Catholic school

South Craven Academy

William Barcroft Junior School

Barnby Dunn Academy

Humberston Park Special school

St Cuthbert’s RC MAT

Willow Tree Trust

Birkwood Primary

Inspire Academy Trust

St Marys Academy Trust

Wilthorpe Primary

Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust

James Montgomery Trust

St Marys C Herringthorpe

Wintershill

Blessed Edward Bamber MAT

Keresfortth Primary

St Marys RC Primary

Withernsea Primary Academy

Bright Futures Education Trust

Laurus Trust

Red Kite

Stokesley

Wosborough Common Primary

Burton road primary

LEAP Trust

Summer Lane Primary

YHCLT

Campsmount

Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust

Tauheedul Education Trust

Community First Academy Trust

Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

TEAL (The Education Alliance)

Consilium Academies

New Waltham

Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust

Co-Op MAT

Newby and Scalby Primary

The Brooke Weston Trust

Cranmer Education Trust

DELTA

Nexus

The Childrens Academy Trust

Creative Education Trust

North Carr Collective Aca Trust*

The Cooperative Academies Trust

Delta

Old Clee

the dearne ALC

EBOR

Oxspring Primary

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust

Education Partnership Trust

Ermysted’s Grammar

Pathfinder

The Grange Trust

Enquire Learning Trust

Reeth and gunnerside federation

The Heath Family

Ermysteds Grammar

Ridgewood School

The Plume Academy

Exceed*

Ripon Grammar

The Two Counties Trust

Focus Academy Trust (Uk) Ltd

Rodillian MAT

Thyburgh Academy

Fylde Coast Academies Trust

Rowan Learning Trust

Trinity Halifax

 

Local Authorities Paying

 

Birmingham

Bolton

Bury

Calderdale

Devon

Doncaster

East Ridding

Hull

Knowsley

Lancashire

Leeds

Liverpool

Newcastle upon Tyne

North Lincolnshire

Oldham

Rochdale

Rotherham

Salford

Sefton

Southampton

Stockport

Tameside

Wigan

Wirral

Wolverhampton

North East Lincs

 

Schools/Academies/MATS Not paying 2% M1 to M6, the NASUWT minimum agreed pay award.

 

Accord MAT

Bedale

Caedemon (both sites)

Feversham College

HOPE

Northern Education Trust

OGAT

PACT

Rossetts Academy

Ryesdale Secondary

Scalby Academy

St Augustines

Star Beck Primary

Wensleydale

 

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Teachers’ Pay Award 2017/18 – Employers meeting the NASUWT’s minimum expectations as at 18 October 2017

Local Authorities  

 

Birmingham

Bolton

Bury

Calderdale

Cumbria

Devon

Doncaster

Enfield

Greenwich

Hull

Knowsley

Lancashire

Leeds

Lewisham

Liverpool

Newcastle upon Tyne

North Lincolnshire

North Tyneside

Oldham

Redbridge

Rochdale

Rotherham

Salford

Shropshire

Solihull

South Gloucestershire

Southampton

Stockport

Tameside

Telford and Wrekin

Trafford

Warwickshire

Wigan

Wirral

Wolverhampton

 

 

Multi Academy Trusts, Trusts, Academies

Aston Academy Trust

Astrea Academy Trust

Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust

Blessed Edward Bamber MAT

Bright Futures Education Trust

Chester Diocese Academies Trust

Communities Academy Trust

Community First Academy Trust

Consilium Academies

Cranmer Education Trust

Creative Education Trust

Dean Trust

EBOR

Education Partnership Trust

Focus Academy Trust (Uk) Ltd

Fylde Coast Academies Trust

Hamwic

Hull Collaborative Academy Trust

Humber Education Trust

Inspire Trust

James Montgomery Trust

Laurus Trust

Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust

Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

Rodillian Multi Academy Trust

Rowan Learning Trust

SALT (Sentamu Academy Learning Trust

St Cuthbert’s RC

St Mary’s Herringthorpe

Tauheedul Education Trust

TEAL (The Education Alliance)

Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust

The Adelaide Multi Academy Trust (Crewe)

The Brooke Weston Trust

The Childrens Academy Trust

The Cooperative Academies Trust

The Dean Trust

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust

The Grange Trust

The Heath Family

The Plume Academy

The Two Counties Trust

Thrybergh Trust

University Of Chester Academies Trust

Vector Learning Trust

Wade Deacon Trust

Wales MAT

Whitewoods Trust

Winterhill

Yorkshire & the Humber Co-Operative Learning Trust

 

 

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NFER REPORT INTO FLEXIBLE WORKING IN TEACHING

NASUWT COMMENTS ON NFER REPORT INTO FLEXBLE WORKING IN TEACHING

 

Commenting on the report published today (24th October) by the NFER into how better part time and flexible working opportunities could support teacher retention, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, said:

 

“Improving flexible working opportunities in teaching is certainly important in supporting teachers at all stages of their careers to remain the profession. NASUWT research and casework shows that too many teachers are being denied their rights to flexible working. Spurious arguments, feeble excuses and blatant discrimination are being used to turn down requests.

“Even when teachers are granted flexibility, there are countless cases where unfairness and exploitation flourishes, with many teachers still expected to undertake work related activities on days they are not supposed to be working, invariably without payment.

“However, addressing this discrimination is only one part of the solution to the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. Effective action to support flexible working must also go hand in hand with measures to drive down the excessive workload which is affecting all teachers and which is at the heart of why rising numbers are leaving the profession.”

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