Welcome back to a new term – prepare to fight as hard as Gove for a better education system

Below is the response to Gove from NUT HQ …..

Comments welcome ……
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Teachers’ New Year Message from NUT HQ

The latest YouGov survey of a representative sample of teachers is a damning indictment of Michael Gove’s time as Secretary of State for Education. The survey published today (2nd January) finds that:

Morale in the teaching profession continues to fall and three quarters (74%) of teachers say their morale has declined since the last general election.
52% of teachers are less likely to stay in the profession as a result of changes to teachers’ pay and pensions, and 57% are less likely to stay as a result of changes to teacher’s conditions.
In one of the richest countries in the world, almost half (49%) of teachers report malnutrition or hunger affecting the ability of pupils to concentrate.
87% of teachers would rank Ofsted as inadequate or requiring improvement.

Protect Teachers and Defend Education – update

In meetings called by Michael Gove on 13 and 16 December, the NUT and NASUWT explained that further talks would have to be about the direction of policy as well as its implementation to properly deal with the depth of teacher concern.

Mr Gove refused the call, by the other teacher unions present at the meetings, to meet directly with the unions in dispute, leading the TUC to write directly to him seeking a change of heart.

The meetings themselves did not reach substantive discussions, over and above the provocative and inappropriate presence of an insurance company who style themselves as the alternative to trade unions

Please do contact your MP to ask them to demand that Michael Gove meets directly with the NUT and NASUWT to discuss the substance of teacher concerns.

The latest YouGov survey of a representative sample of teachers is a damning indictment of Michael Gove’s time as Secretary of State for Education. The survey published today (2nd Janua

Morale in the teaching profession continues to fall and three quarters (74%) of teachers say their morale

Protect Teachers and Defend Education – update

In meetings called by Michael Gove on 13 and 16 December, the NUT and NASUWT explained that further talks would have to be about the direction of policy as the meetings themselves did not reach substantive discussions, over and above the provocative and inappropriate presence of an insurance company who style themselves as the alternative to trade unions

Why we took action

Pay – no to dismantling the national pay system
Conditions – no to attacks on conditions – Michael Gove wants a longer school day and year
Pensions – no to working longer, paying more and getting less
For further information, please download a leaflet on “Why we are striking” and a pamphlet on why ‘It’s time to stand up for education’.

Please email your MP – using these templates if you are a teacher, governor, or parent and tell them why the Government is damaging the education service.

EduFacts

It’s time to get the facts

EduFacts aims to challenge Government and media rhetoric by presenting the facts about what’s going on in our schools, our education system and in the teaching profession.

Each EduFacts factsheet presents a series of short factual statements about a topical education issue with the supporting evidence to back them up.

From teachers’ pay to school holidays, from academies to school funding, EduFacts will bring you the facts, not the myths about what’s going on in education.

Click here for EduFacts fact sheets

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