The Largest Teachers’ organisation in Europe is continuing to build its campaign against the inadequacies of funding for education of pupils in schools throughout Wales. Wales Secretary David Evans commented:
The Employment Tribunal in Cardiff, having previously ruled that a local authority acted unfairly and infringed the basic employment rights of a teacher employed upon a succession of fixed term contracts by terminating her employment, has ordered that Pembrokeshire County Council must pay the maximum award possible by way of compensation.
Commenting upon today’s announcement that First Minister Rhodri Morgan will be stepping down later this year, David Evans, Wales Secretary of the NUT, the largest union for qualified teachers in Wales said;
The Employment Tribunal in Cardiff has ruled that a local authority acted unfairly and infringed the basic employment rights of a teacher employed upon a succession of fixed term contracts when they terminated her employment by refusing to renew those contracts.
Martin Reed will become the NUT’s new president when inaugurated at the union’s annual conference commencing in Cardiff today. It will represent a welcome return to his home country having spent the last 27 years teaching at Wolfreton secondary school in East Yorkshire.
Commenting upon the latest WAG statistical data that shows a funding gap between education provision for school pupils in England against sums received for pupils in Wales, NUT Cymru Secretary David Evans said:
"The fact that schools in England receive an average £496 more per pupil than those in Welsh schools comes as no surprise to us. This is an issue that we raised with the Education Minister Jane Hutt last summer when preparatory research work on education funding in Wales undertaken by the NUT revealed a gap.
NUT Cymru have welcomed the news that there are additional monies to be made available to Local Education Authorities for the funding of the innovative Foundation Phase that was implemented in Primary and Infant schools across Wales in September.
Tomorrow (2nd September) nursery age children attending school for the first time will be the first complete cohort to take part in the much heralded and eagerly awaited Foundation Phase as the scheme is finally rolled out across Wales.
NUT Cymru Secretary David Evans today pays tribute to the youngsters and their teachers for the hard work which has led to GCSE success.
He said, “First we must congratulate all those who have achieved such excellent results in, what for many, represents the first big milestone for educational achievement. Most 15 and 16 year olds, who make up the majority of GCSE students, are under enormous pressure to deliver and we must recognise the standards achieved as a major success.
On the morning when Wales woke up to another set of excellent A level results, NUT Cymru Secretary David Evans paid tribute to the youngsters and their teachers for the hard work which led to this success.
Reflecting upon the High Court decision in favour of Sarika Singh that found her school guilty of indirect discrimination by refusing to allow her to wear the Kara, a religious bangle that is an expression of her Sikh faith, David Evans Secretary of NUT Cymru, Wales’ largest union for qualified teachers has called for better guidance to be given to schools to ensure that such a situation does not arise again. Mr Evans said:
The outcome of the latest meeting of the Foundation Phase Implementation Group gave both cause for disappointment and relief over what was discussed. Wales’ largest teaching union, NUT Cymru, was represented at the Assembly by Wales Secretary David Evans who said:
“We welcomed the opportunity to be part of this task group and to be able to put forward the views, on behalf of our members, of the position that schools face regarding the implementation of the Foundation Phase. As we discussed issues with our members it was abundantly clear that schools were not going to be able to meet the full expectations of the Foundation Phase roll out this September because insufficient funds were being made available.