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Kevin Courtney

Joint General Secretary, National Education Union

Joint General Secretary, National Education Union

We're In The Middle Of A Teaching Crisis - Not Raising Pay Is Missing An Opportunity

Theresa May needs to understand that the cap on public sector pay is unacceptable and unsustainable. The fact that teachers pay has either gone up by a pitiful £2.30 in secondary schools or actually decreased by £12.70 in primary schools in cash terms over the past 6 years is shocking. Measured against inflation these figures are even worse.
11/07/2017 13:41 BST

English Voters Should Be Concerned About Education In The Upcoming Election

On 8th June, it won't just be a programme for Brexit that will be decided. The Conservative Party will also seek endorsement for changes whose effect will be almost equally significant for social values and social opportunities. The danger is that in the great commotion of a Brexit election, these other proposals will go unexamined and under-debated.
20/04/2017 12:13 BST

The Chancellor Is Not Tackling the Most Pressing Problems in Education

The Chancellor's proposals will not address the many pressing problems in education such as the teacher shortage crisis, the lack of school places and the desperate lack of funding. Nor will they address teachers' concerns about a muddled and inappropriate curriculum. They are entirely the wrong priorities.
16/03/2016 11:22 GMT