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Jeremy Miles, the new Minister for Education, will address teachers at the NASUWT Cymru Conference on Saturday (June 19).

Members of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union will be keen to hear what Mr Miles MS, appointed last month, has to say about the Government’s plans for education.

Dr Patrick Roach, NASUWT General Secretary, and Neil Butler, NASUWT National Official Wales, will also speak to Conference.

Debate on the motions will take place throughout this online event. Key issues will include health and safety following the pandemic, the New Curriculum and the Local Management of Schools.

Dr Patrick Roach, NASUWT General Secretary said:

“The coronavirus pandemic has placed teachers across Wales under unprecedented pressure over the last year, but they have consistently risen to the challenges they have faced.

“Our members are now pressing ahead with supporting children through their educational recovery, but to do so they will need urgent action from the new Education Minister to tackle excessive teacher workload and working hours.

“The Government must not only ensure the health and safety of teachers at this crucial time but also give teachers sufficient time and support to deliver the existing Curriculum and continue to focus their efforts on teaching and learning.”

Neil Butler, NASUWT National Official Wales, said:

“Teachers across Wales have had to deal with huge stress and uncertainty over the last year.

“This Conference will be a vital opportunity for them to discuss their concerns and highlight important issues about the future of education.

“They will be looking to the new Minister for Education to respond swiftly to their concerns and provide answers where there has been a lack of clarity in the past.”

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