Many thanks to all the supply teachers that supported the Lobby of Parliament on 28th October 2014.
Supply teachers from across the country lobbied their MP about supply teacher agencies, lower rates of pay than permanent qualified teachers, and the fact that supply teachers can’t join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. Many other supply teachers will meet with their MP in their constituency and raise awareness about supply teacher issues.
For more go here.
Christine urged trade unionists to support the NUT’s Stand Up for Education manifesto, thousands of copies of which were distributed to the public and at the rally. The NUT’s new inflatable, ‘Hands up for Education’, was a showstopper, drawing widespread attention and admiration.
Union pressure has resulted in clarification by Ofsted as to what they DO NOT expect schools to do or provide during and before inspection. This should help members to gain agreement about the expectations for or during an Ofsted inspection. Go here for the document.
The National Union of Teachers conducted a survey between 24 and 28 September and 16,379 teachers responded. See survey report.
What you can do
- Email your MP to ask them to tell Nicky Morgan that something has to change.
- Tweet #TellNicky - We are losing far too many good teachers.
The general election in 2015 will be a watershed moment for education in England and Wales. Parents and teachers have a golden opportunity to use the time before the general election to pressure politicians. The NUT manifesto makes recommendations for priorities and policies to benefit all children.
A broad swathe of authors including Alan Gibbons, Beverley Naidoo, Bali Rai, Mary Hoffman and Sally Gardner have voiced their support for our manifesto.
To see a growing list of endorsements of our manifesto document click here.