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More cash, less stress.

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Lucilla90, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Lucilla90

    Lucilla90 Occasional commenter

    BBC News newspaper review just highlighted the article in The Guardian yesterday. In this article, it stated:

    ‘The education secretary, Damian Hines, admitted too many teachers in England are being overwhelmed by excessive workloads and has pledged to do more to relieve the causes of stress that have been pushing qualified staff out of the classroom.

    The move came as Hinds argued that schools were on a par with the NHS as a “special case” for extra government spending’

    Could this mean things will finally be ‘looking up’?
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

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  3. SomethingWicked

    SomethingWicked Occasional commenter

    I think we need to take a more aggressive stance on not reporting what politicians say, but what they do. This is of course particularly true of the EdSec du jour and the DoE. Repeating his platitudes anywhere, in any context, is helping him to do nothing.
    JohnJCazorla and phlogiston like this.
  4. install

    install Star commenter

    Nope - the nhs supposed pay rise was over several yrs, but nurses do get overtime pay..which teachers never will :(
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    When he was PM, John Major made several comments about wanting to better the lot of teachers. There was one biggish inflation busting / retention pay rise of something like 6%. Other than that, his warm words did not translate into action (or enough teacher votes in the 1997 general election).
    One of the first things Labour did was to deliver longer serving teachers a decent pay rise via UPS.
  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Second thread this has been an apt quote for.

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  7. Deirds

    Deirds Senior commenter

    More likely reducing workload initiative headlines to compensate for disappointing pay settlement whenever it’s announced.. cynical, moi?
  8. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    It's easy (and cheap) to send out the "Workload Needs Reducing" edict.

    But will Hinds look at the processes that lead to extra workload:
    • Hoop-jumping for OFSTED
    • Hoop-jumping for Appraisal
    • SLT and new initiatives
    • New Initiatives anyway
    • Class sizes increasing
    • Plus the rest........
    Or will he merely say - "Soundbite delivered, Job Done"

    In fairness any money boost to schools will not get any further than making sure the MAT CEO can afford a better car next year.
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  9. MrLW1

    MrLW1 New commenter

    I'll believe it when I see it.
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  10. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    Brexit will be in the way of these initiatives.
  11. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    Looking back to when I started teaching, in the late Seventies, I cannot think of anything that has reduced teachers' workload, only increase it.

    In the words off the late Ian Paisley, "Never, never, never, never."
  12. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    The Tories are desperate for teachers and concerned parents to vote for them in the snap election coming soon.

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