Head teacher members will be aware that the Government has announced major
changes to the recommended appraisal and capability arrangements in England.
The NUT opposes the new, more punitive approach, believing that this will only serve
to demotivate staff and will gradually make teaching a less attractive profession.
The NUT recommends that schools do not seek to adopt the optional DfE model, but
instead keep in place existing arrangements.
Mae ymgyrch yr NUT er mwyn amddiffyn pensiynau yn cryfhau. Mae mwy o
fudiadau athrawon yn ymuno er mwyn cefnogi’r ymgyrch dros ddweud na i
dalu mwy, gweithio’n hirach a derbyn llai.
The NUT’s campaign to defend our pensions is gathering momentum. More and
more teacher organisations are coming forward to support the campaign and
say no to paying more, working longer and getting less.
The NUT’s campaign to defend our pensions is gathering momentum. More
and more teacher organisations are coming forward to support the campaign
and say no to paying more, working longer and getting less.
Teachers’ pensions face the biggest threat since the introduction of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in the mid-1920s. The Government wants all teachers to pay more, work longer and get less. These plans are completely unjustified and ignore the negotiated 2007 settlement, which made our pensions sustainable for the long term. The NUT believes that now is the time to take action, to influence the Government before it is too late.
This term our joint working with the National Association of Head
Teachers (NAHT) has gathered pace, with a joint lobby of Parliament and
joint meetings taking place across the country. We are keen for there to
be a public debate, involving all political parties, about how we rid
primary schools of this high stakes testing regime that distorts the
curriculum and damages our children’s education.
This issue of “Headway” provides information on the NUT’s Fair Pay for
Teachers campaign. Further guidance will be provided to NUT head
teacher and leadership group members in the event of a positive
response to the strike action ballot currently underway.
Headway is the NUT journal produced for all in the leadership group. You can search Headway by subject using the search engine. It is also archived. This online edition can be emailed to any teacher in the leadership group.