Chris Keates

High Workloads Are Harming Teachers' Mental Health

Chris Keates | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

The devastating impact of the last six years of economic austerity, with its savage attacks on public services and on workers' rights is evident in the motions submitted for debate at this year's TUC Congress.

Abuse Of Mobility Clause Puts Teachers Across Scotland At Risk

Chris Keates | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Chris Keates

Vigorously challenging the abuse of the mobility clause is not only important for the teachers at St Augustine's school but also for teachers across Scotland. All teachers have a mobility clause in their contracts. If employers are allowed to invoke the clause...then teachers will face constant job insecurity.

Teachers Fighting to Deliver Pupils' Rights

Chris Keates | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Chris Keates

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01HRS FRIDAY 25 MARCH Teachers and school leaders from across the country will be gathering in Birmingham over...

Growing Disquiet Among Scottish Teachers About Pupil Discipline

Chris Keates | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Chris Keates

Maintaining high standards of education and closing the attainment gap are key concerns for schools, parents, the public and politicians.

Survey Reveals 'Scandalous' Pay Position for Teachers

Chris Keates | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

A new survey by the NASUWT has found that more than half of teachers (57%) across England have not received or had confirmed that they will receive their 1% pay award this year. The survey, which attracted almost 7,000 responses from our members, revealed disturbing results showing that of those eligible for pay progression, 47% had either been refused or had not had a decision made by their school.

Children and Young People Are Being Betrayed

Chris Keates | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

As teachers gather at the NASUWT Annual Conference over the Easter weekend they will, of course, be concerned about the relentless attacks that the teaching profession has suffered over the last four years, along with other public service workers, on their pay, pensions and conditions of service.

The Responsibility for Teachers Taking Strike Action Rests With Michael Gove

Chris Keates | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Over the last three years the Coalition Government has mounted savage attacks on teachers' pay, pensions and conditions of service. To justify these attacks and education reforms, the Secretary of State has sought to denigrate teachers and present our public education system as broken. As a result the teaching profession is now in crisis.

Ofsted's Report Is Laying the Groundwork for the Government's Next Assault on Public Education

Chris Keates | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

It is nothing short of scandalous that sweeping generalisations based on extrapolating data from 41 schools are being used to condemn standards in the other 4,500... This report is undoubtedly laying the groundwork for the Secretary of State's next assault on the public education system.

Staff And Pupils 'Sacrificed' Over Financial Failure

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

An academy in Salford is sacking 13 staff as a result of "serious management failure" over its financial budget, as teachers stage a fourth day of str...

Latest Strike Ballot Results Due

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics

The bitter dispute over public sector pensions will reach a new phase when the last major union involved in the row announces the result of a strike b...

Teachers Persecuted By Pupils, Says Survey

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly a third of teachers have had a false allegation made against them, according to a teaching union survey. The teaching union Nasuwt partnere...

Teacher's Union Announces Ballot Date To Strike

PA | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A leading teachers' union has announced its timetable for a strike ballot amid growing signs of industrial unrest over the Government's controversial ...