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#802202 - 21st Jun 2013 8:21pm Why teachers are taking industrial action
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Since December 2011, teachers have been Standing up for Standards by taking pupil, parent and public-friendly action to defend their pay and conditions of service which enable them to focus on teaching and learning, but the Secretary of State for Education has refused to enter into meaningful discussions, so on 27 June teachers in the Northwest are taking strike action to persuade the Coalition Government to engage in genuine dialogue.

Teachers’ pay and conditions are part of the entitlement of all children and young people to high standards of education

Teachers’ jobs are being lost due to the cuts - This has a direct impact on pupils who are no longer
receiving the support they deserve.

Teachers’ jobs are being lost because of the employment of unqualified staff
As a result of Coalition Government changes, schools are now free to employ unqualified people, instead of qualified teachers, to teach pupils.

Teachers’ jobs are being lost because of changes to the curriculum
Changes to the curriculum have led to thousands of art, music, drama, RE and ICT teachers losing their jobs, reducing the opportunities for pupils to study these subjects.

Bureaucracy is increasing workload, which is getting in the way of teaching and learning
Unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy means that teachers have less
time to spend on the teaching and learning of pupils. 10

Good teachers are being driven out of teaching
Half of teachers are seriously considering quitting the teaching profession due to changes to pay, pensions, working conditions and jobs.

Teachers are Standing up for Standards
Teachers are passionate about doing the best for all their pupils and about delivering high standards for all. Teachers believe that the changes to their working conditions will mean that they are not able to focus sufficiently upon the needs of their pupils.

Specialist teaching jobs are being cut
Access to specialist support for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities is being cut, making it harder for teachers to meet pupils’ educational needs.

Class sizes are increasing
Coalition Government cuts have meant that, as teachers have lost their jobs, class sizes are once again increasing within schools, denying pupils the individual support and attention they need.

Strike action by teachers is action of the last resort – the Coalition Government needs to listen
Since 1 December 2011, NASUWT members have been engaged in action short of strike action. The NASUWT has been seeking meetings to resolve the dispute but the Secretary of State is refusing to engage in genuine dialogue. Teachers have no choice but to take strike action as a last resort.

TEACHERS ARE STANDING UP FOR STANDARDS FOR CHILDREN

NO TEACHER WANTS TO STRIKE

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#802216 - 21st Jun 2013 9:25pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: manic28_am]
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If you can't be arsed to click links coz you are in the 'nothing to do with me' brigade-SHAME ON YOU. Grrrrrrrrrr
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#802237 - 21st Jun 2013 11:01pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: manic28_am]
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I am a secondary school teacher who entered the profession relatively late eg.30 yrs old. I cannot however see why teachers would want to strike. I have a great life...13 weeks hols, trips to USA, Kenya, Europe etc, finish at 3pm etc.

Sure there is extra marking etc, losing time to be away from family occasionally. Pay is good if you progress as there are few jobs who offer such pay progression if you perform.

I have classes ranging from 6 to 32 and it is the job of the teacher to differentiate and prepare lessons for such a wide range of kids. If you can't do this or moan about it then perhaps teaching is not for you....eg old school teachers who can't adapt to change.

I really enjoy the challenges of teaching a variety of abilities across the 11-18 age range and despise the whole union concept as this is what brought the north west down in the 80's.

Socialist teachers really need to get a grip and appreciate what they have.

Richard


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#802239 - 21st Jun 2013 11:34pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: manic28_am]
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typical Tory. duh
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#802240 - 21st Jun 2013 11:45pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: RUDEBOX]
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How many teachers do you know Rude and how many of them are discontent with their job? Nothing to do with Tory or socialist. You are either happy with your job or you are not, for whatever reason. In teaching, I believe the job itself must hold the rewards and the dedication is something that most teachers aspire to. They get excellent pay, long holidays and a good pension. Yes they have to work after school hours for preparation of lessons, homework marking etc. which is not much different to any other job these days. Most professionals work after hours, when travelling etc. Hard work it is, but I believe made even harder due to the fact that many children these days seem to have an attitude within the classroom which is beyond teachers control and they would be playng more of a roll of crowd control in many classrooms. That might be difficult but not anything that deserves strike action as it probably doesn't come into the criteria for striking.


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#802241 - 21st Jun 2013 11:48pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: RUDEBOX]
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And your problem is what exactly my dear boy?

Don't forget the Tory's regenerated Liverpool/Merseyside with Thatcher (BFF) putting Michael Heseltine in charge of regeneration after the lazy sods mullered the area.

If you cannot make your own life and progress then yes the labour party must be your crutch on which to rely.....as many still obviously do instead of seeking work or heaven forbid making the effort to.

This is why i am not a union member and never will be and i will be in school on 27th june.

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#802242 - 21st Jun 2013 11:54pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
How many teachers do you know Rude
three..
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#802243 - 21st Jun 2013 11:59pm Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: DJDuck]
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Originally Posted By: DJDuck
And your problem is what exactly my dear boy?

Don't forget the Tory's regenerated Liverpool/Merseyside with Thatcher (BFF) putting Michael Heseltine in charge of regeneration after the lazy sods mullered the area.

If you cannot make your own life and progress then yes the labour party must be your crutch on which to rely.....as many still obviously do instead of seeking work or heaven forbid making the effort to.

This is why i am not a union member and never will be and i will be in school on 27th june.
@*"="*} duh laugh
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#802244 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:06am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: RUDEBOX]
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such an intelligent reposte.

perhaps you should aim slightly higher that having robbie williams as your icon.

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#802245 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:17am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: manic28_am]
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Teachers being paid on the achievments of 6 year olds? Little kids who come from shitty backgrounds, going to school with no breakfast inside them?
Kids with no education equipment or encourgment. Kids displaced mid term due to bedroom tax etc dtc

I'll be there on the picket line with the teachers. why should they be punished?
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#802246 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:20am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: DJDuck]
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Originally Posted By: DJDuck
such an intelligent reposte.

perhaps you should aim slightly higher that having robbie williams as your icon.
haha. Whatever...:D
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#802247 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:26am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: manic28_am]
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So who do you suggest should be my 'icon'?
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#802248 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:30am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: manic28_am]
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who is being punished i ask?

if you're looking for an icon may i suggest Arthur Scargill... as like you he wanted to bring the UK to a halt.

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#802249 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:31am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: RUDEBOX]
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If those are the reasons, it's not the teachers resposibility to give them breakfast and make sure they know how to behave,that is down to the parents and absolutley no reason why it should encourage strike action.
How about the 13,14 and 15 yr olds. What excuse do you give them for bad behaviour?
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#802251 - 22nd Jun 2013 12:36am Re: Why teachers are taking industrial action [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
How many teachers do you know Rude and how many of them are discontent with their job? Nothing to do with Tory or socialist. You are either happy with your job or you are not, for whatever reason. In teaching, I believe the job itself must hold the rewards and the dedication is something that most teachers aspire to. They get excellent pay, long holidays and a good pension. Yes they have to work after school hours for preparation of lessons, homework marking etc. which is not much different to any other job these days. Most professionals work after hours, when travelling etc. Hard work it is, but I believe made even harder due to the fact that many children these days seem to have an attitude within the classroom which is beyond teachers control and they would be playng more of a roll of crowd control in many classrooms. That might be difficult but not anything that deserves strike action as it probably doesn't come into the criteria for striking.
so, you have no idea why the Teachers are striking then obviously.?
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