The NUT is conducting a survey of its supply teacher members in order to obtain a picture of pay and working conditions, particularly for those who work through agencies. We are also interested in discovering the impact of the introduction of ‘rarely cover’ in September 2009 in terms of the amount of supply work available. Please share your experiences with us by completing a short questionnaire, which can be found here.
This report highlights the findings of the Special Measures OFSTED survey conducted in Autumn 2008. The survey was sent to NUT school representatives of the 222 schools which were identified by OFSTED as being in special measures at that time.
The Nottingham City Association surveyed a random sample of members to find out more about teachers’ mental health and work related factors that are potential causes of stress. The survey has been conducted and analysed by John Illingworth, previous President of the Union and long time officer of Nottingham City.
The survey responses provide some stark reminders of the pressure under which our members are working and underline the importance of the Union’s ongoing workload campaign as well as other related work on stress and support for members.
The NUT's survey of black and ethnic minority teachers in senior management shows that black and minority ethnic teachers feel that they need to constantly prove themselves and work harder than their white counterparts.
"Pushed to Prove Themselves More"
Black and ethnic minority teachers in senior management perceive racism both overt and covert as a major problem in the school environment affecting promotion opportunities.