Monthly Archives: January 2011

‘YOU CAN HAVE ANY SCHOOL AS LONG AS IT’S AN ACADEMY’

Commenting on the statement by Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove that an academy or free school should be the first choice for local authorities planning to set up a new school in their area, Chris Keates, General Secretary … Continue reading

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FAVOURED ACADEMIES – FREE TO PROFITEER

Responding to the statement by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, that he will stop Ofsted from inspecting the contents of children’s lunchboxes, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ Union, said: “This is a blatant … Continue reading

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Priority Read! UPDATE ON ACADEMIES

To all National Executive Members, Local and Negotiating Secretaries in England For information only Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales cc Organisers and Regional Organisers Dear Colleague, At the end of last week I received a copy of a letter from … Continue reading

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TEACHERS FACE FURTHER PAY CUTS WHILE BANKERS GET SET TO RECEIVE LOTTERY- LEVEL BONUSES

Commenting on correspondence received on 7 January 2011 from the Department for Education on increasing teachers’ pension contribution rates from 6.4% to up to 9.8% by 2014, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said: “This … Continue reading

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NASUWT CALLS ON THE COALITION GOVERNMENT TO STOP DISTRACTING SCHOOLS FROM TEACHING AND LEARNING

Commenting on the information released today by the Department for Education that only 200 schools had converted to academy status since the Coalition Government came into office, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said: “The … Continue reading

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