Reported by the NUT, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary said, “Teaching is a collaborative profession and no teacher should be expected to work in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.”
“Chasing endless ever-changing targets, and the insatiable desire of Government for data gathering beyond all reason, is turning schools into exam factories and placing teachers under intolerable strain.”
He added “The endless paperwork that is generated to prove they are carrying out daily routine tasks, such as marking and planning, is time consuming and draining. No other profession is judged so relentlessly or mistrusted to such a degree.”
“Trust need to be placed back in our education system and teachers must be supported and treated with respect.”
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Can this culture be changed to bring in new staff and retain those already in the profession? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter ~ Tamsin
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