We know the harm High Stakes Testing (SATs) does to our pupils. We know it narrows and restricts teaching and learning. Our Headteachers agree with us and now so do Labour and Lib’ Dems’; we will explore how we turn opinion and political parties’ election pledges into reality.
Emergency General Meeting Tues 30th April 5.30 pm Hanwell Community Centre W7 1PD Build The SATs Boycott Ballot
An event to celebrate the wonderful variety of pedagogies. Organised by the National Education Union and kindly hosted by the Institure of Education, University College London, this one day event will include speakers and workshops that examine teaching and learnign in all its splendour! Tickets for this are selling out fast! Open this post to buy your tickets
Are you 35 or under then you are invited to this London Young Teacher Genral Meeting & Social
Justine Greening is hinting that she might reduce the size of the cuts. We are confident that this Carnival if successful will help persaude her to reverse all of the cuts. It is supported by the NAHT ATL & NUT.
Our guest speaker was Sean Morris from the BMA a Junior Doctor from Ealing Hospital explain why they have called three 48 hour strikes. There was complete support from the meeting and an agreement to delivery solidarity during the strikes. There was also an excellent discussion on how to win compliant NUT pay and appraisal polices plus a significant reduction in workload in our schools. Finally there was an excellent debate on conference amendments, in particular around Michael Wilshaw’s comments on the ‘face veil’ and children learning. It was overwhelmingly agreed to condemn his comments.
Many teachers and parents came to listen and debate the ‘Future of Early Years & Primary Education’. There were many excellent contributions from the floor, everyone thought all the speakers were brilliant.