The Government’s announcement in response to its workload challenge consultation is bitterly disappointing.
More than 40,000 teachers responded to the consultation, announced by Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg in response to the NUT’s campaigning. The outcome was a missed opportunity focusing on slowing down the pace of change and improving training, whilst ignoring the central point about reforming the high stakes system of accountability, with specific reference to Ofsted, which is driving unnecessary workload for teachers and school leaders.
The NUT has published an Eight Steps programme showing the Government how to reduce excessive teacher workload quickly, at little or no cost. Similar action is needed in Wales. Click here to see the Government’s announcement, the NUT's ‘Eight Steps’ to reduce workload, and an NUT comparison of how the Government’s response measures up to the Eight Steps.
What you can do
- Email your Prospective Parliamentary Candidates to tell them about the issues of excessive workload and the NUT’s suggested Eight Steps to reduce it.
- Tweet #TellNicky we are losing far too many good teachers and she should support the NUT’s Eight Steps
Stand up for Education rally - London 10 February
A packed rally heard Michael Rosen, eProfessor Tim Brighouse, Owen Jones, Imran Hussain and Christine Blower endorse the NUT's education manifesto and call for a better education system for pupils, parents and teachers.The NUT believes that every child and young person should be valued. See our manifesto.
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