Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union has commented on the release of the trainee number census for 2018-19.
Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the publication of the Department for Education’s response to the Teacher Workload Advisory Group report on data,
The National Education Union has long been concerned that unnecessary practices surrounding marking, planning, and data collection in schools, is having a significant impact on teacher workload.
Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), has been speaking ahead of the TUC’s march through London as part of its ‘New Deal for Working People.’
Teaching assistants, school administrators and other support staff are having to work overtime to cope with the increasing workload as schools cut staffing to cope with budget cuts, according to a National Education Union survey released today by the ATL section of the union at its annual conference in Liverpool.
Initial findings from the latest NEU workload survey, of 8,173 members, which are being published today (Sunday) at the NEU NUT Section Conference in Brighton, shows the continuing scale of the workload problem facing teachers and the impact this is having on their willingness to stay in the profession.
Commenting on the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) study, published today (20 March), showing that teachers work the longest hours, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
Teaching assistants, school librarians and lab technicians are facing a soaring workload as staff are cut and they are increasingly being expected to teach, according to a National Education Union (NEU) survey of over 1,700 support staff members.
We are pleased the Government is finally beginning to recognise the teacher shortage crisis, but it will be seen in classrooms round the country whether today’s announcement makes any practical difference, says Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union.
Learning the times tables is an important part of the primary school curriculum, but we don't need another new assessment at a huge cost to schools to 'prove' it, says Anne Heavey.