Monthly Archives: December 2011

NASUWT COMMENTS ON OFQUAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON EXAM BOARDS

NASUWT COMMENTS ON OFQUAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON EXAM BOARDS Commenting on the announcement by exams regulator Ofqual that it is requiring each exam board to take actions to improve the control of exam papers, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, … Continue reading

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Pensions latest

On 20 December 2011, the Coalition Government confirmed that it was proceeding with a series of Heads of Agreements on changes to public service pension schemes, including the future arrangements for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). After intensive meetings between … Continue reading

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NASUWT COMMENTS AHEAD OF CHIEF SECRETARY TO TREASURY’S STATEMENT ON PUBLIC SECTOR PENSIONS

NASUWT COMMENTS AHEAD OF CHIEF SECRETARY TO TREASURY’S STATEMENT ON PUBLIC SECTOR PENSIONS Detailed discussions between the Department for Education (DfE) and unions representing teachers and headteachers in England and Wales reached their conclusion yesterday with a number of unions … Continue reading

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‘THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS TURNED THE PARTIAL AND ILL-INFORMED USE OF INTERNATIONAL DATA INTO AN ART FORM’

‘THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS TURNED THE PARTIAL AND ILL-INFORMED USE OF INTERNATIONAL DATA INTO AN ART FORM’ SAYS THE NASUWT Commenting on the initial findings of the Review of the National Curriculum in England, Chris Keates, General Secretary of … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT FAILS TO MEET CHILDREN’S LEGITIMATE EXPECTATIONS AND ENTITLEMENTS

GOVERNMENT FAILS TO MEET CHILDREN’S LEGITIMATE EXPECTATIONS AND ENTITLEMENTS Commenting on the outcome of the DfE consultation on establishing a New Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, Chris Keates General Secretary of the NASUWT the largest teachers’ union, said: … Continue reading

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ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE SORRY SAGA OF PENSION CHANGES

ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE SORRY SAGA OF PENSION CHANGES The DfE has today announced its decision to press ahead with increasing the pension contributions of teachers and other public service workers from April 2012. Chris Keates, General Secretary of the … Continue reading

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PUPILS AND STAFF TO BE SACRIFICED AS ACADEMY CHAIN FAILS TO MANAGE ITS FUNDS

PUPILS AND STAFF TO BE SACRIFICED AS ACADEMY CHAIN FAILS TO MANAGE ITS FUNDS Thirteen teachers will be sacked in two days’ time at the Media City Oasis Academy in Salford as a result of serious management failure within the … Continue reading

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