Gibb defends academy policy, delegates jeer
Tuesday 5th Apr 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
TEACHERS will argue the case today for schools to provide dedicated counsellors as increasing numbers of children — some as young as six — are self-harming or attempting suicide.
An ATL survey found that 18 primary schools had reported children attempting suicide.
TEACHERS called for better training provision for tackling extremism in schools yesterday to prevent fuelling Islamophobia.
The government’s Prevent strategy in schools is exacerbating Islamophobia and labelling as well as alienating and marginalising individuals and communities,...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TEACHERS are leaving the profession in droves due to the relentless workload heaped on them according to a shocking study by union ATL published today.
Four in five teachers have thought about throwing in the towel because of the amount of work they are expected to do.
Monday 4th Apr 2016
SEXUAL bullying and stereotypes are crippling the ability of schoolgirls to achieve success, an education union leader warned yesterday.
Speaking before ATL’s annual conference in Liverpool next week, general secretary Dr Mary Bousted highlighted the issues surrounding sexist...
Thursday 31st Mar 2016
By Conrad Landin, at NUT conference in Brighton
Saturday 26th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Over 80 per cent of local authority schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted — why force them to change? asks KEVIN COURTNEY
posted by Morning Star in Features
TEACHERS and parents staged hastily organised protests across England yesterday over the ideological push to force every school to become an academy.
National Union of Teachers deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney said the Tory drive to remove control from education authorities to...
Thursday 24th Mar 2016
PARENTS will be “silenced” under the government’s plan to force all schools to convert to academies, teachers warned yesterday.
The Tories’ education white paper revealed that Whitehall plans to scrap reserved places on governing bodies for parents —...
Friday 18th Mar 2016
SCHOOLS in England will all become academies under plans set to be announced in the Budget today.
Draft legislation is expected to be published within days of the announcement, sources told the Guardian newspaper yesterday.
It is understood that the government is keen to get...
Wednesday 16th Mar 2016