NUT members have been working really hard in recent weeks to get our message out to parents and MPs as the Union steps up the campaign to Stand Up for Education. Stand Up for Education is linked to our campaign to defend teachers’ pay and conditions and has several key points we are asking the public to support.
Commenting on the consultation, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:
“Once again secondary school teachers are faced with piecemeal reform of GCSE and A level qualifications. The proposed dates for last awards to be granted for some GCSEs, alongside the dates for the continuation of related subjects, will cause confusion for students and their families and complicate career choices. ”
Next year will be the second of Michael Gove’s new ‘flexible’ pay framework. If your school adopted a pay policy last year that doesn’t comply with NUT policy, this term offers a chance to try and change it. There is plenty of NUT advice and support to help you and your members. Start by getting a copy of your pay policy and checking it against our checklist at www.teachers.org.uk/campaigns/pay