Why Teachers Should Reclaim The Classroom
In the last two years, teachers’ professionalism has been under sustained attack.
No other public service workers have been undermined so systematically by constant public criticism by Ministers and their supporters. Almost every day, teachers go to work on a raft of criticism and denigration.
Whilst other professionals are left to get on with the job, teachers are told what to teach, when to teach and how to teach, often by those who don’t teach and in some cases are not even qualified to do so.
Yet despite this, every day teachers do amazing things for the children and young people they teach.
Let’s celebrate your skill and dedication.
Paula Roe explains why teachers should reclaim the classroom.
Reclaim Your Professionalism Today
The NASUWT Action Short of Strike Action is designed to secure your contractual and regulatory entitlements, thus enabling you to work effectively by focusing on the teaching and learning of the children and young people you teach. Teachers cannot teach effectively if they do not have working conditions that secure professional time for them to plan, prepare and to teach effectively. That is why NASUWT members are Standing up for Standards and why they are Reclaiming their Classrooms on 26 June.
View the NASUWT Industrial Action information (and click on the relevant country for detailed information on the Action Short of Strike Action instructions)
A workload impact assessment checklist will help you, and the teachers you work with in your school, to identify the key generators of workload and develop steps to tackle the issues identified.
Together with the ‘Reclaim the Classroom’ day on 26 June, the action short of strike action is part of a quiet revolution by teachers to reclaim the classroom by standing up for standards.