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Discussion in 'Personal' started by TCSC47, Jul 17, 2019.
The two teacher strikes around 2013
Changed nothing - the second one - only half the staff struck.
It should be up to headteachers to be accountable for teacher workload. At my old school, we had to duplicate our data for 4 different formats. That was completely unnecessary and a waste of time. We also had to allocate parents' evenings slots manually as there was no online system. I won't even tell you how ridiculous the marking policy was but on average a set of books took 2 hours to mark.
Surely headteachers have the authority to change things like this. I don't mind staying late at school to prepare things that help the children but I feel that much of my time was spent on ticking a box or getting through a book scrutiny or satisfying SLT's need for a crazy initiative.
We are there for the children and we just need to do what is best for them.
Of course a strike is only as strong as the effort people put in. How do you expect a strike to work if half the members can't be bothered to fight.
Striking works if you have the strength and determination to see it through.
Never known signing a petition to help workers improve their working conditions.
The Unions aren't interested in fighting for anything...
I really don't see a solution to this one.
To be fair to our new SLT - I really like them and there is no doubt that the school is improving after a long period of stagnation and decay.
So if the price we have to pay is a bit more marking then it's worth it.
Neither are teachers. Judging by the number of times this thread has been 'bumped' they can't even be bothered to sign a petition.
Lets face it, teachers are whipped. They have been for a long time.
I like how the government talks about STPCD conditions yet 2616 (about 77%) of Secondaries and 5580 (about 34%) Primaries are academies, so can ignore anything that document says if they wish. I wonder when they will realise that they have little control over what happens in schools now?