Race and Education

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Dr Patrick Roach

Recently there's been a lot of welcome focus on pupil performance by background, with research now identifying that white British children are falling...

One Weekend in Birmingham: Responding to Nicky Morgan at the NASUWT Conference

Paul Nicholas | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Nicholas

I can respect a government I disagree with as long as they are open about their aims and motives and the public agrees with that.What is far harder to respect is a government who sneaks major and insidious policy through the back door of a media cycle awash with immigration, Brexits and raving American 'politicians'. The truth needs to be in the light.

Nicky Morgan's Performance at NASUWT Conference Was About Her Leadership Ambitions

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Politics
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

The objective of her address, patronising chastisement of the teaching profession aside, was to deliver a Thatcher-esque 'The lady is not for turning' monologue, enabling her to return to Tory HQ a self-proclaimed 'union-buster', the minister with the steel to sock it to a trade union on their own turf and the nerve to call its leadership liars to their faces.

Teachers Fighting to Deliver Pupils' Rights

Chris Keates | Posted 25.03.2016 | 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...

Teachers, Parents and Pupils Deserve Better

Chris Keates | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Teachers, who provide one of the country's most vital public services, feel denigrated, demoralised and deprofessionalised.

Growing Disquiet Among Scottish Teachers About Pupil Discipline

Chris Keates | Posted 18.01.2016 | 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 08.01.2016 | 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.

Campaign Has Pushed Education to the Top of the World Agenda

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Dr Patrick Roach

Today is the culmination of a year-long campaign which has brought the messages of millions of teachers from across the world all the way to the UN General Assembly.

Bahrain Conference Can't Gloss Over Reality of Torture and Oppression

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Patrick Roach

On Friday, HRH the Duke of York is expected to open a conference in London which will highlight what is claimed to be the "mutual respect and tolerance" enjoyed by those who live in Bahrain. We ask that he thinks again and do the right thing by withdrawing from the event.

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.

Beyond the Tube Strike

Grainne Gillis | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

The type of politics that has been practised over the last four years is that of the smoke-and-mirrors variety; divert the public's attention to one over-inflated issue/persona while deflecting from what the core truth of the matter actually is...

Students Prepare to Support Education Strikes and Fight Austerity

Matt Stanley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.

Why Teachers Are Striking Today

Chris Keates | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Teachers are committed and dedicated public service workers. They do not take strike action lightly. No teacher has any wish to inconvenience parents or disrupt pupils' education, but this action is not the failure or due to the unreasonableness of teachers. It is the failure and unreasonableness of the secretary of state...

Teachers To Stage National Walkout

PA | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are to stage a one-day national walkout in the autumn in a continuing row over pay, pensions and workload, it was announced on Friday. Eve...

We Want to Hear Your Views on the Future of Workplace Giving

David Blunkett | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
David Blunkett

Normally when a representative from a business receives a letter asking them to come and give evidence in Parliament, I imagine their blood pressure rises a little, and beads of sweat form as they recall the grilling given to prominent businessmen and women by parliamentarians such as the chairs of the Public Accounts Committee and the Treasury Select Committee. This week will feature a session which is, I hope, a little different, and will be examining the work that is taking place in businesses across Britain in partnership with their employees to support charities through workplace giving.

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.

Unqualified Teachers Covering Lessons In Schools Says Poll

PA | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are using unqualified teachers to cover lessons and prepare pupils for exams, according to a new poll. It suggests that classroom assistant...

UK Government Must Act to End the Ongoing Repression of Teachers in Bahrain

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Patrick Roach

The NASUWT has provided evidence of the scale of human rights abuses in this case to Government ministers and the Bahrain Embassy, yet Ministers here appear unwilling to challenge robustly the Bahraini authorities. Why?

Students Evacuated After High Asbestos Levels Found

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school in Wales has been evacuated after plumbers discovered high levels of asbestos in the building, prompting fears there may be many more schools...

Claims Exams Are Being Dumbed Down Are 'Detrimental To Hard-Working Students'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The issue over whether exams are being "dumbed down" seems to resurface every year come exam time. But now there are serious questions over grade i...

Strike Sees Thousands Of Pupils Miss Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of children are missing lessons as teachers in Nottingham stage a walkout over proposed changes to school term dates. Nottingham City Cou...

Work Experience Puts Students On Track For Success

PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Young people get the most out of apprenticeships if they carry out work experience or related vocational study beforehand, research has shown. The ...

VOTE: Lock 'Em Up? Union Urges Criminal Charges For False Claim Pupils

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils who make malicious allegations against teachers should face criminal charges, a union said on Monday. The NASUWT said false claims remain "a...

Classrooms Are Too Hot For Kids And Teachers, Claims Union

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children are being taught in classrooms that are too hot, teachers have warned. The NASUWT said that excessive temperatures hamper pupils' ability...