Currently, the key strands of our Better Deal for Scotland’s Teachers campaign are wellbeing and workload.

Teacher wellbeing is often largely impacted by pupil behaviour and the NASUWT currently has a key focus on this with a number of significant actions undertaken, including:

  • an NASUWT briefing on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was circulated which seeks to outline the current position on this and, in particular, address some of the myths that surround it. See The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Scotland);

  • a series of webinars for members which highlighted this advice on the UNCRC and also exposed some of the misunderstandings around approaches to restorative behaviour;

  • a specific focus on pupil behaviour in meetings with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills;

  • a fringe meeting at the NASUWT Annual Conference in April on the UNCRC;

  • the key Scotland 2(c) Motion at the NASUWT Annual Conference being on pupil behaviour;

  • the top two balloted motions at the NASUWT Scotland Conference being on Violence in the Workplace and on Pupil Behaviour;

  • widespread press/media engagement on the issue of poor pupil behaviour;

  • a dedicated survey of members on pupil behaviour;

  • an MSP Briefing on pupil behaviour;

  • attendance at and contribution to the Scottish Government’s National Summit on Relationships and Behaviour;

  • the launch of our new podcast with an interview with Behaviour Management specialist Tom Bennett (see above).

On workload, the NASUWT continues to put pressure on the Scottish Government and COSLA to progress the promised reduction in class contact time, which was part of the SNP manifesto for the last Scottish Parliament elections and was included in the Programme for Government for this Parliament.

An NASUWT Fringe Meeting at the SNP Conference in October was focused on the key issues of behaviour and workload as part of our Better Deal for Scotland’s Teachers.


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