Monthly Archives: February 2014

DFE workload report finally published and shows a shocking increase in teacher workload

Dear colleagues, The DfE finally published the 2013 Teacher Workload Survey today and it is no wonder Michael Gove wanted to keep it hidden – a copy is attached. The dairy survey shows a shocking increase in teacher workload since … Continue reading

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Press release stand up for education

Press release Stand up for Education: stop Gove attacking teachers and schools Next Saturday (8 March) Islington teachers will be leafleting and petitioning local shoppers from 11.30 am outside Sainsbury’s at the Angel in support of our campaign to stop … Continue reading

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No need for lesson observation grades anymore as OFSTED abandons this practice as so MUST schools

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/ofsted-watch/2014/02/21/ofsted-39-we-don-39-t-grade-teachers-on-individual-lessons-39.aspx Ofsted: ‘We don’t grade teachers on individual lessons’ Inspectors should not grade teachers on individual lessons, Ofsted has insisted. The inspectorate has today published a report by Mike Cladingbowl, its national director for schools, which aims to clarify some … Continue reading

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Big issues

Originally posted on Bedford Burrow & Other Curious Stuff:
First I have to declare myself a member of NASUWT. We are all aware of the divergent routes taken by the NASUWT and NUT. I can’t speak for the NUT. In…

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Have a good half term but let’s build the strike for March 26th

And remember that we did beat Gove this week …

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Arrangements for pre strike NUT rally on March 19th

TO NUT DIVISIONS IN LONDON Dear colleagues, This is to let you know have made arrangements for the attached letter from the six London executive members and flyers for the March 19th rally to arrive in schools just after half-term. … Continue reading

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STRB rejects Gove – message from Christine Blower

Dear colleague In a huge blow to Michael Gove, the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) has rejected his arguments for further attacks on teachers’ pay and conditions. On teacher conditions, Michael Gove wanted: Removal of all working time protections in … Continue reading

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School Teachers’ Review Body rejects Gove’s attack on conditions

Dear comrades, The STRB report was published today and they have rejected all the changes that Gove asked for to teachers’ working time and conditions of service. Gove asked for the following statutory limits to be removed: ● 1265 directed … Continue reading

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STRB rejects Gove’s proposals – victory to NUT campaigners

IMMEDIATE 13 February 2014 STRB Report Commenting on the publication of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) report, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “The STRB has delivered Michael Gove a … Continue reading

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What Gove plans to do to teachers’ conditions of service: STRB report published today

Dear colleague We have just heard that Michael Gove will publish his proposals for teachers’ conditions of service tomorrow (Thursday 13 February). He will announce his response to the latest report from the STRB, which will also deal with issues … Continue reading

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