Monthly Archives: April 2017

GCSE GRADINGS REFORMS WILL INCREASE THE PRESSURE ON PUPILS AND SCHOOLS

GCSE GRADINGS REFORMS WILL INCREASE THE PRESSURE ON PUPILS AND SCHOOLS   Reforms to the GCSE grading system threaten to increase the pressure on pupils and schools, encourage more ‘teaching to the test’ and narrow the range of educational opportunities … Continue reading

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STATE PENSION AGE INCREASE REJECTED

STATE PENSION AGE INCREASE REJECTED   Any move to increase the state pension age has been rejected by representatives at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, today.   NASUWT representatives at the conference … Continue reading

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NATIONAL REGULATION NEEDED FOR SUPPLY TEACHER AGENCIES

NATIONAL REGULATION NEEDED FOR SUPPLY TEACHER AGENCIES   National standards to regulate supply teacher agencies are urgently needed in order to stem the exploitation of staff and the cost to the taxpayer, the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the largest … Continue reading

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WORKPLACE CULTURE TAKING INTOLERABLE TOLL ON TEACHERS’ LIVES

WORKPLACE CULTURE TAKING INTOLERABLE TOLL ON TEACHERS’ LIVES   Nearly one in ten (9%) teachers say the strain of their job has contributed to the breakup of a relationship in the last 12 months, a survey by the NASUWT, the … Continue reading

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SEN PUPILS FACE UNACCEPTABLE BARRIERS TO ACHIEVEMENT

SEN PUPILS FACE UNACCEPTABLE BARRIERS TO ACHIEVEMENT   Pupils with special educational needs are not receiving the support they are entitled to due to budget cuts and a lack of specialist training for teachers, the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, … Continue reading

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LACK OF WORK/LIFE BALANCE UNSUSTAINABLE

LACK OF WORK/LIFE BALANCE UNSUSTAINABLE   The lack of work/life balance is leaving teachers increasingly exhausted, stressed and unable to give their best to the pupils they teach, the Annual Conference of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, has heard today.   … Continue reading

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TEACHERS CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT OF BREXIT ON EDUCATION

TEACHERS CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT OF BREXIT ON EDUCATION   Half of teachers (50%) fear that Brexit will distract the Government from dealing with the real issues the country faces including pressing education issues.   Two in five teachers (41%) also … Continue reading

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