Teacher workload crisis: unions join forces to criticise ministers’ proposals

The TES is reporting that leaders of five heads’ and teachers’ unions have written to the education secretary and deputy prime minister branding the government’s response to the profession’s workload crisis a “missed opportunity”…

The general secretaries from the Association of School and College Leaders, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, heads’ union the NAHT, the NUT and Voice have penned a joint letter stating that both Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan’s plans to lighten teachers’ workload do not “get close to the root cause” of the problem.

As exclusively revealed by TES last week, both ministers published what they described as a “new deal” for teachers in response to the Workload Challenge, which pledged to put a stop to major changes to Ofsted inspections or government policy during the academic year “except when absolutely necessary”.

But according to the unions, the “failure” of the government’s workload action plan to properly address concerns around Ofsted, and the added burden it places on schools, does not go far enough and will only “disappoint” teachers…


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  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove The proposals actually help no-one; workload will remain the same & that’s so obvious that it will win neither party a vote

  2. h_emoney

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove Nicky was appointed to fool Unions. This Govt don’t care about Teachers sadly Labour is not offering much U0001f61e

  3. h_emoney

    andylutwyche Bedtonman SchoolsImprove It’s a shame the #NASUWT is not on board. It’s election time, Unions have to put pressure on Govt

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