Workload

From NEU e-Bulletin:
Ahead of the relaunch of our workload campaign in September, we are contacting in-service members to ask what the main cause of workload is in their school. We want to build a picture of the spread of workload issues around the country and gauge what impact previous Government and Ofsted advice has had in reducing workload. Anecdotally we believe school leaders continue to ask teachers to complete tasks which Ofsted and the DfE have said are not required. But we want to gather as much evidence as we can both to take into our talks with Government ministers and to ensure we’re providing members with the resources they need to address workload issues in their schools. Please encourage members in your area to respond to the emails and help us to tackle workload. As part of the campaign, we are also looking to profile NEU school groups which have achieved wins on workload within their school, however big or small. If you have any examples please send them to campaigns@neu.org.uk

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Musicians’ Union research

From NEU

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The MU, with whom we have a partnership and joint membership arrangement, is researching the challenges relating to access to music education, workforce fragmentation and contradictory government policy. There are four surveys, aimed at:

Teachers with a responsibility for music who work in schools.
Instrumental music teachers who work in music services, hubs or as independent teachers.
Managers of music services, music education hubs or other organisations that deliver music education to young people.
Head teachers of primary, secondary or special schools.
We encourage you to complete the surveys that are relevant to you here.

The confidential information collected will form the basis of a report and future advocacy.

ACAS Dispute – Please Support Pickets

PCS members working as conciliators at ACAS began action short of strike on Wednesday 25 April which will include no obligation to undertake any reactive or proactive work on fast-track early conciliation cases or employment tribunal cases.

The dispute centres on imposed changes on staff, including the downgrading of conciliation work and increases to already heavy workloads. Conciliator members are trying to manage the unmanageable as a result of a restructure programme has been running for two years.

The planned action also includes a one-day strike on 11 May and a 2-day strike on 6 and 7 June.

How you can show your support

Send messages of support to leeds@pcs.org.uk
Support pickets on the 11 May and 6 and 7 June
1. Acas East of England – Forest Heath District Council Offices, College Heath Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7EY.

2. Acas London – Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London, NW1 3JJ.

3. Acas South East – Civic Offices, 1st Floor, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE.

Message from:
Sharon Leslie
PCS London, South East and Eastern Regional Secretary
Campaigns and Parliamentary Department
Tel: 020 7924 2727 ext. 2138
(Received via TUC)

Members win workload concessions at Newham Sixth Form College

NUT members won a range of workload concessions this week in return for calling off strike action at Newham Sixth Form College.

The dispute had arisen as a result of the implementation of a new college timetable which the employer poorly consulted on. The timetable severely affected teachers’ workload and routine, and combined with other management reforms, pushed teachers to their limit. Continue reading Members win workload concessions at Newham Sixth Form College

Kevin Courtney’s Message To NUT Conference

Kevin Courtney, NUT General Secretary
Address to NUT Annual Conference

The NUT’s campaigns will be given publicity during the pre-election period. The NUT will work with the ATL to ensure that teachers’ concerns are addressed.
Colleagues are urged to question all candidates for election under the Pre-Election Campaign title:

“Vote for Education”

Parents and teachers need to know what they are voting for.

Topics covered in the video include:
Funding – Opposition to School Cuts
Opposition to a Selective System
Teacher recruitment and retention
Oversized classes
Loss of subject choices
Children’s mental health
Teacher workload
Lesson planning
Ofsted myths
Work-life balance
Primary assessment
Exam factories
Child poverty
Social deprivation
Privatisation in the education system
National pay and conditions
Racism

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Let’s make this the election for education

Key issues:
• Funding
• Selection in schools
• Teacher workload
• Testing and assessment

Recent figures suggest that 40,000 primary children are in classes with more than 36 children and over 16,600 are in classes of over 40.

NTA General Meeting
Tuesday 9th May 2017
4.30pm to 6.00pm
East Ham Town Hall E6 2RP
SPEAKER: Andrew Baisley
Author of www.schoolscuts.org.uk
Please make sure your school is represented

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