Restoring Pride in Our Public Services: - The report of the Conservative Party’s Public Services Improvement Policy Group.
Commenting on the review group’s proposal for education, Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Britain’s largest teachers’ union said:
“I regret the fact that the report’s education proposals are predicated on the idea of a failed education system. Whilst schools face problems, they have demonstrated very real success in the last 10 years. That should have been recognised.
"Everyone should celebrate this year’s Key Stage 2 results. By any measure they paint a picture of success in primary schools.
"But the national test results conceal the downside of tests, targets and tables. We surely must be able to come up with a better system than one which encourages the hot-house pressures of teaching to the test at the expense of the rest of the curriculum and unrealistic national targets whose very existence feeds the prejudices of those determined to find failure.
Sinnott General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Britain’s largest teaching organisation said comments on the Government’s decision to give a year’s extension to overseas trained teachers (OTT) to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
NUT General Secretary Steve Sinnott comments on the new proposals from the DCSF to require overseas trained teachers (OTT) to achieve Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) within four years or face the sack if they have not gained the qualification by August 31st.
Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the United Kingdom’s biggest teachers’ organisation, welcomes Ed Balls.
“Congratulations to Ed Balls. I welcome his appointment to the best job in Government and also an extremely important and demanding one. He has worked closely with the Prime Minister when at the Treasury and will be able to do so in his new role. He is a Member of Parliament with a wealth of ideas and energy which will now be available for the development of the education service.
Steve Sinnott General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Britain's largest teaching Union comments on the findings of the Sutton Trust report into the failure of the Government's education policy to give poorer children a chance to improve their social standing.