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The 2nd teachers protest march is in April 2011.

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by historygrump, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. historygrump

    historygrump Occasional commenter Forum guide

    Lucy the chair of SupplyTeachers UK as announced that after taking a vote, the winning date for the 2nd protest March is Monday APRIL 11TH 2011. The march is open to all to teachers, no matter at what stage of the career you are at.
    Remember the SupplyTeachers UK have sought to raised the issues of,
    * The unfair NQT period and the need to reform it.
    * The issue of schools using instructors, Cover supervisors and TA's to cover and teach lessons,despite that they are not trained to do so and instead of qualified teachers, all in the name of money.
    * The lack of CPD opportunities for supply teachers.
    * The lack of pension rights for supply teachers.
    * The fact that supply teachers role is often undervalued and the need to recognise our importance within the education process.

    Lucy will update the post, soon.

     
  2. historygrump

    historygrump Occasional commenter Forum guide

    Lucy the chair of SupplyTeachers UK as announced that after taking a vote, the winning date for the 2nd protest March is Monday APRIL 11TH 2011. The march is open to all to teachers, no matter at what stage of the career you are at.
    Remember the SupplyTeachers UK have sought to raised the issues of,
    * The unfair NQT period and the need to reform it.
    * The issue of schools using instructors, Cover supervisors and TA's to cover and teach lessons,despite that they are not trained to do so and instead of qualified teachers, all in the name of money.
    * The lack of CPD opportunities for supply teachers.
    * The lack of pension rights for supply teachers.
    * The fact that supply teachers role is often undervalued and the need to recognise our importance within the education process.

    Lucy will update the post, soon.

     
  3. Schools are continually ignoring the guidelines that have been issued to them on the question on cover. The result is that there are many supply teachers cannot get work: there are tens of thousands of children who are losing their entitlements to the services of qualified teachers and to the extras support they need from TAs.
    To all the support staff who read these posts; how do you like being exploited by the educational system that takes you away from your primary role of supporting classroom teachers and children? Do you not feel guilty about depriving qualified supply teachers of work opportunities?
    To all Headteachers; why do you advertise for supply cover supervisors when you know quite clearly that guidelines advise you to only use staff that you are familiar with and who know the school and the children? Why do you ignore regulations that state that children must be taught by qualified teachers for all core and foundation subjects?
    To everyone involved in education especially teachers in full time employment; support the march next April 11th. Think of the consequences on your work load and future prospects.
     
  4. This really needs all the teaching unions to be taking the lead.
    Serious protests need thousands to be seen out on the streets.
     
  5. I'll put the date in my diary.
    Let's hope we don't get kettled!
     
  6. historygrump

    historygrump Occasional commenter Forum guide

    Lucy is I believe due to have a meeting with senior members of the N.U.T, in which the march will be raised, which may get the N.U.T to support and publish the march among its members. It is pointless in my view asking the NASUWT and ATL, they seem so pro-unqualified that they hsve become an embarrishment to the teaching profession.
     
  7. Totally agree, HG.
    But NUT ,at least, must lead on this. They must be out spear heading the protests which must be big in order to get media attention.
    What about UNISON, to which most TAs belong? Many of them (TAs) dont agree with being made to cover classes either.
     
  8. supplybychoice

    supplybychoice New commenter

    Did the march go ahead yesterday?
     

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