The NASUWT press office can be contacted on the details below.
Please note these numbers are for journalists only. NASUWT members seeking advice or support should contact their National Executive Member or Regional Centre (please click on the links for contact information)
Tel: 0121 457 6250
Mobile (and out of hours contact): 07867 392 746
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Anxiety and uncertainty remains for dozens of teachers in shambolic process which has been characterised by confusion and delay
The Report is an inconvenient truth for the Coalition Government; it exposes a litany of failures which strike at the heart of the Coalition Government’s education policy.
Excessive freedoms and flexibilities given to schools by the Coalition Government means the school system is at the mercy of poor governance and leadership and management practices.
If the Prime Minister believes that a threshold of 50% is an appropriate mandate for trade union ballots then it clearly would be hypocritical not to apply the same standard to other elections affecting public services.
The NASUWT has always sought to engage constructively with the Secretary of State for Education and will continue to do so.
“The recommendation by the LGA is a welcome addition to the debate about how to overcome the democratic deficit which is blighting public education and undermining public confidence and trust in our schools."
“Employers who say they want to see greater skills in the workforce also have to put their money where their mouths are and play their part in helping to build the highly-skilled economy our country needs.”
"One fact often omitted by these surveys is the scandalously low level of investment in workforce training and development made by employers in this country in comparison with other industrialised countries."
"Teachers are working much longer hours, and are spending much of their working time on pointless bureaucracy and administration."
Nearly a third of schools outside of local authority control in a HSE survey were found to be failing to meet their responsibilities on managing asbestos
NASUWT members at New College Telford are taking strike action after their employer withheld the 1% pay award from staff.
"Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats are delusional if they think this airbrushes their collusion with the Conservatives on damaging education policies."
"As with so much of the Coalition's education policy it is the disadvantaged and vulnerable children who are penalised."
Teachers will welcome the commitment to professional development but resources need to be in place to ensure success
“The 1% pay award continues four years of deep cuts to teachers’ pay."
“The NASUWT will be studying the Ofsted reports in detail. Our priority is to support our members who are under great pressure and stress."
International community must recommit to its vision of education for all
The NASUWT welcomes the Scottish Government granting the Union's request for an additional in-service day for primary teachers during the 2014/15 academic year.
"It is deeply disappointing that there is no change signalled in the Queen’s Speech regarding the direction of education policy."
"For far too long vocational education has been seen as a second-class option and has not been afforded the parity of esteem it deserves."
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