Members have voted overwhelmingly in support of continuing the Stand Up for Education campaign and for more industrial action in the run up to the General Election next year.
Recent announcements from the Government and Ofsted also show that the pressure being applied by the NUT is paying off.
David Laws, the Education Minister, has conceded that the Government intend to act on workload issues early in the new year.
New guidance for reps and members has been issued and can be found here.
A simple summary of the advice can be found here.
The new Ofsted framework also appears to be a new departure. The new guidance strongly suggests that Ofsted DOES NOT:
The Deputy General Secretary reported to the National Executive that so far there has been few examples that this has led to any significant changes in practice by management at school level.
We must keep up the pressure at school level to ensure that workload for teachers reduces as a result of these Ofsted changes.
Contact Notts Division officers if you need any support at your school.
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Over 30 people came to watch the very moving film about the life of Tony Benn at the Broadway Cinema on Sunday November 30.
Bal Johal, introduced the film and her excellent short speech can be read here.