Please see inside some useful links to articles which I think Primary teachers will find interesting.
Cambridge Primary Review website calling for a boycott of SATs
An article written in the journal Education for Liberation concerning SPAG
An open letter published in the TES to Nicky Morgan which is getting a lot of publicity
An online petition calling on the SATs to be cancelled which now has over 47,000 signatures and is still growing
The Government testing system is in chaos. Primary teachers are struggling with:
Changes to the curriculum
forcing children to jump through hoops
Come and tell Nicky Morgan what you think (and bring your marking) Thursday 17th March 5pm onwards Department for Education, Great Smith Street, London SWI 3BT
Please sign and share this important petition, otherwise there may not be teachers living and working in London. Already true in some parts of London e.g. Kennsington & Chelsea.
NUT guidance on reducing workload in schools & gaining NUT compliant school policies on Pay & Appraisal. Download the guidance as a pdf here
Important Advice on your pay and progression
Find out from Ros McNeil (Head of Education & Equalities) on how to use the Ofsted Clarification to reduce our workload.
She will be speak at our union meeting Tues 25 Nov 5pm in the H.C.C. W71PD
Here’s the latest briefing from the NUT on pay. The government is dismatling the national pay system for teachers – read this briefing to find…