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Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by sianwdmc, May 31, 2010.

  1. Please could you help us by signing this petition? You can sign anonymously. Thousands of teachers are being forced to leave teaching because whole classes of children are being &rsquo;taught&rsquo; by unqualified staff. <font face="Calibri">Who is teaching your child? (UK)

    Whole classes of children are being &lsquo;taught&rsquo; by unqualified staff. This is totally unacceptable.

    Every child has a right to be taught by a qualified teacher.

    This policy was not founded on the advice of experts in education but led by short sighted financial short cuts with devastating educational, behavioural, emotional and financial consequences for our future generations.

    Primary and secondary school budgets are criminally inadequate and the professional expertise and experience of head teachers, class teachers and supply teachers are being disregarded.

    Children are not objects, &lsquo;empty vessels&rsquo; to be fed information by unqualified staff.

    Children have a right to be taught by qualified teachers who are trained to understand their emotional as well as their educational needs.

    We must value and invest in our future generations.

    This policy is a symptom of the core problem, government are mismanaging our education system.

    Schools are in a crisis. Three things must change:

    1. The Government must increase primary and secondary school budgets.

    2. The Government must stop wasting money on countless ill informed policies and initiatives.

    3. The Government must value and incorporate the professional expertise and experience of head teachers, class teachers and supply teachers into all educational policies.

    I would like to encourage parents, head teachers, class teachers, supply teachers, support staff, governors, all unions and anyone who cares about children and our future generations to sign this petition.

    Leaving a comment would be a bonus but the priority is to collect enough signatures to pressure the government to address the three issues above.

    Please ensure any comments are civil and respectful and no personal comments are directed at any individual.

    If you agree, please sign this petition by following the link below. You can sign anonymously by clicking the display option.

    </font>http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/whoisteachingyourchild/


    Please could you forward the link to this petition to as many parents, head teachers, class teachers, supply teachers, support staff, governors, all unions and anyone who cares about children and our future generations as possible? (free, no donation required)
     
  2. Please give me some feedback.
     
  3. My comments:
    Why not put on government's no 10 site (if still in existence?). Check nothing like it has already been done, I suspect it has.
    Make less long-winded. just state the facts and not suggest your options of how to solve the problems at such length. I would think that a petition against having unqualified teachers in the classroom would be quite popular. (as said before - If not already done) .
     
  4. And get in touch with Lucyfool on here, or the Facebook page for Supply Teachers UK
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  5. It has been done. Years ago when TAs were first used for teaching and cover supervisors were created. Nobody cared then and nobody cares now. I got fed up of people criticising the reasons for the petition .......or displaying the apathy teachers always have...........or pulling the ladder up after themselves and being 'alright Jack'.
    Good luck with yours though and well done being one of the few who care enough!
     

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