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News - 2 October 2014

Teachers workload must be addressed says NUT

The National Union of Teachers has threatened more strike action unless the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, reduces teachers' workloads in England.

Mrs Morgan is due to make her maiden speech at the Conservative Party Conference as education secretary this week.

Tonmoy Kumar, Manager of the Accounts Department of ABDS and an active school governor comments:
“The NUT sent out an email survey to its members in England and Wales last weekend. The responses, they said, made shocking reading. 90% had considered giving up teaching during the past two years because of workload. 87% said they knew one or more colleagues who had given up during the past two years and 96.5% said their workload had negative consequences for their family or personal life.”

The union says excessive and unnecessary "accountability measures" required by school leaders for Ofsted mean teachers have to spend hours making detailed records of work done by pupils in lessons.

A Department for Education spokeswoman said the government recognised teachers' workload could be "unnecessarily high" and that the government had already cut over 21,000 pages of guidance, streamlined the inspection process and made it clear formal written plans are not expected for every lesson.

Labour's shadow schools minister, Kevin Brennan, said the government was responsible for "immense damage to school standards" by downgrading the teaching profession, and that said Labour would ensure all teachers become qualified and would open new career pathways to help the best remain in the classroom.

If you need any help and advice with Free Schools, Academy Schools or Charities, contact Lavinia Newman or Peter Ham now to discuss how ABDS can help bring their experience to these matters.

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