Monthly Archives: March 2016

Get ready for the ballot on strike action – we need to all help to get the vote out

Hopefully you have had something of a break from teacher workload over the Easter holidays. I certainly wouldn’t usually email you outside term time, but then these are not usual times! Get ready for a ballot for national strike action … Continue reading

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No forced academies – demo at 5pm next Thursday Westminster Cathedral and march to protest at DFE

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION * HANDS OFF OUR SCHOOLS * NO FORCED ACADEMIES Schools need more: * teachers * money * places * NOT ideology Assemble: March 23rd, 5pm, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street SW1P 1QW, March to Department for Education, Map: http://bit.ly/academiesmarchContinue reading

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Primary SATs fiasco

Dear colleague The Primary Assessment Fiasco Assessment at KS1 and KS2 is badly planned and chaotically managed. It is not surprising that teachers are up in arms. In the face of teachers’ anger and dismay, the DfE has made some … Continue reading

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Public meeting against Islamophobia this Thursday 10th March – central London

Public meeting Thursday 10 March • 6.30 pm Bloomsbury Baptist Church 235 Shaftesbury Avenue London, WC2H 8EP Speakers: • Salma Yaqoob • Lindsey German • Moazzam Begg • Kevin Courtney • Maz Saleem • Sabby Dhalu • Mohammed Umar Farooq … Continue reading

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Motion to pass in your school on SATs and Assessment

Motion on SATs and Assessment for school NUT groups This motion was drafted following a special meeting of primary teachers to discuss the growing concerns about the arrangements for SATs and Teacher Assessment this year. Please discuss this in your … Continue reading

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SATs and Teacher Assessment

Dear members, We had a very good discussion about SATs and Teacher Assessment at our branch meeting last night It seems clear that the widespread concerns about what is happening with Assessment at KS1 and KS2 give us an opportunity … Continue reading

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