URGENT NUT members please complete very short workload Survey by Sunday

By Sunday …

Dear colleague

Complete our workload survey

We are seeking the views of current and former teachers about workload. As a former teacher, we’d value your contribution to help inform our discussions with Government.

Kevin Courtney and I recently met both the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky MorganMP, and the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb. It became clear that they are finally prepared to talk about teacher workload, accountability and performance related pay.

In the joint union meeting with Nicky Morgan, she raised an example of a teacher who found it very difficult to have any sort of family life outside school because of the intensity of the workload.

Ministers are now talking about these issues due to Union pressure. It remains to be seen whether these points are actually going to be taken up with sufficient vigour to make a difference to teachers’ lives.

Workload concerns

Though the Government now realises that teacher workload is a problem, that’s nowhere near enough. We need to make sure that they also come up with the right solutions.

Our next meeting with the Government is on 1 October. We will be talking about workload again and I would like to take to the meeting the evidence and experiences of NUT members, including members like you who have recently left the profession.

If you can complete this short survey as soon as you can, and by Sunday 28 September, it will give us up to date evidence to present in the talks.

Please also volunteer to stand up for education if you can. Cutting workload and making teaching an attractive profession is a key focus of our Stand Up for Education manifesto. This has gained support from prominent authors including Philip Pullman and Michael Rosen over the last few days.

Yours sincerely

CHRISTINE BLOWER
NUT General Secretary

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