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NASUWT comments on DfE data showing that teachers in academy schools are on average paid less than those in the maintained sector.
It is clear from this report that the academies programme has expanded too far and too fast.
The NASUWT should continue to work with local communities to oppose the opening of academies and free schools by predatory chains of private providers, representatives at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT will argue today.
Members of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, will hold the first of a series of strikes today (Thursday 31 January) at Redhill School, Stourbridge, as part of a sustained campaign against plans to convert the school into an academy.
"The Academies Commission has rightly recognised the failure of the Government to establish any relationship whatsoever between its academies programme and its stated intention to raise standards of educational achievement."
NASUWT comments on the publication of Ofsted's Annual Report.
Members of the NUT and NASUWT teachers’ unions at Stratford Academy in Newham will be taking the first of a number of days of strike action today over punitive fines which have been unfairly imposed on them by the school’s governing body.
"Where free schools have been opened is not the issue. The main concern should be that they are being opened at all."
As a new free school, the Hawthorne’s Free School in Bootle, Merseyside, opens its doors today, dozens of teachers are without jobs and are being denied their entitlement to redundancy payments.
"Asset stripping is taking place every day as the Government hands over valuable public land and buildings to the privateers who want to run academies and other parts of public services."
Taxpayers must not be saddled with school debts when they are turned into academies for private profit, Chris Keates has said.
“These reports confirm the fears previously expressed by the NASUWT about the intention of Ministers to seek to make teaching the poor relation of the professions in England."
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, and the Schools Co-operative Society, have today entered into a landmark agreement to help ensure that state schools remain not-for-profit and democratically-accountable to the public and parents.
"The consequences of the drive for excessive autonomy for schools are now becoming evident."
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, is balloting members in 13 primary schools in Birmingham that are being threatened with forced conversion to academy status.
Representatives at the NASUWT Annual Conference in Birmingham have condemned the war being waged by the Coalition Government against local authorities.
The NASUWT comments on the Secretary of State's statement to the House of Commons Select Committee.
NASUWT members are taking strike action at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham over plans to force the school into becoming an academy.
The NASUWT comments on a report which calls for academies run by the military to be set up in areas of deprivation.
It is clear that Michael Gove now considers himself to be the Secretary of State for Academies and Free Schools, rather than the Secretary of State for Education.
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