Monthly Archives: April 2011

CUTS HIT THE MOST VULNERABLE’

Teachers fear that children with learning difficulties will be abandoned by the Coalition Government’s plans for Special Educational Needs. The Coalition’s SEN Green Paper seeks to redefine special educational needs to identifying children with physical and medical SEN, leaving those … Continue reading

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YOUNG TEACHERS’ PAY CHOPPED BY CHANCELLOR

Young people, who have committed to teaching, stand to lose almost £3,000 a year, due to the stinging impact of cuts on public sector workers by the Coalition Government. A first year newly qualified teacher (NQT) earns £21,588, barely above … Continue reading

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PROTECT TEACHERS PAY FOR THE GOOD OF PUPILS

Attempts by the Coalition Government to ‘tear up’ the national teachers’ pay and conditions framework will lead to generations of young people receiving a second rate education. The Coalition Government has already abolished the pay and conditions framework for support … Continue reading

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TEACHERS MUST NOT BE TREATED LIKE LAB RATS

Teachers are subjected to so much classroom observation they are often left feeling like more lab rats than respected professionals. A motion on classroom observation was debated today at the 2011 annual conference of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, … Continue reading

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IF IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR TESCO IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR TEACHERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Speaking at the NASUWT Annual Conference, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the largest teachers’ union, said: “National pay frameworks across the UK are under threat. “John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, and Tesco all have standardised pay and conditions to ensure … Continue reading

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NASUWT MEMBERS SET FOR STRIKE ACTION AT DARWEN SCHOOL

Members of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, will be taking a day of strike action at Darwen Vale High School near Blackburn over pupil indiscipline and poor working conditions. Staff will be taking a day of industrial action on … Continue reading

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Coalition Government’s announcement on pupil behaviour

Commenting on reports that the Coalition Government is introducing new powers in relation to pupil behaviour, which will allow headteachers to prosecute pupils for making a false allegation and to permanently exclude them, and is also slimming down the guidance … Continue reading

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