TEACHERS GATHER FROM ACROSS THE UK FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Teachers from across the UK will be gathering in Manchester at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, over the Easter weekend.
The issues which are being debated have been selected by a ballot of all of the Union’s teacher and school leader members and include the mental health of teachers, workload, teachers’ pay and assessment.
Teacher recruitment and retention, and issues surrounding inspection and exams will also be high on the agenda.
At the heart of all the debates will be the impact of government policy on children and young people.
Over the course of the Conference, the NASUWT will be issuing a number of reports on issues including children and young people’s mental health, the cost of education for families, the impact of Brexit on workers’ rights and social media abuse.
Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:
“This Conference focuses on the issues that our teacher and school leader members across the country have told us are their priorities.
“It is no surprise that high on the agenda of teachers and school leaders is the impact of excessive teacher workload which is driving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis, exacerbated by deep cuts to pay and increases in pension contributions.
“NASUWT members gathering in Manchester will be sending a strong message to politicians, parents and the public that teachers and pupils are being let down by the policies of governments and administrations across the UK that fail to provide the resources and conditions to enable schools and colleges to flourish and provide the best springboard for pupils to achieve and succeed.”