East Lancs union boss backs calls for qualified teachers

Blackburn Citizen: Simon Jones Simon Jones

A UNION leader has welcomed a top politician’s calls to secure qualified teachers in schools.

After Nick Clegg’s recent backing for qualified teachers and a core curriculum for schools, Blackburn’s NUT representative said he was pleased with the stance.

NUT rep Simon Jones said: “His announcement that all teachers should have Qualified Teacher Status and that there should be a national curriculum for all state funded schools is certainly welcome.

“In order to ensure we have enough qualified teachers there needs to be a proper and coherent approach to initial teacher education, and to retain teachers we need a better and national pay framework.

“All this needs to be underpinned by a light touch and professionally acceptable accountability system. It would be very popular with teachers if the Liberal Democrats announced the abolition of Ofsted.

“The NUT would also particularly welcome a return to local oversight of all schools via democratically elected local authorities.

This is a pledge that would also please grassroots Liberal Democrats who have shown support.”

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4:10pm Tue 17 Jun 14

the usher says...

Bing an ex-teacher (so was my wife) I wouldn't encourage anyone to go into teaching these days. They are watched and "spied" on all the time and a great deal of their time is now involved with paper work. We got out at the right time as did quite a lot of other teachers that we know.
Bing an ex-teacher (so was my wife) I wouldn't encourage anyone to go into teaching these days. They are watched and "spied" on all the time and a great deal of their time is now involved with paper work. We got out at the right time as did quite a lot of other teachers that we know. the usher
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5:52pm Tue 17 Jun 14

kateash says...

To retain teachers it is very simple.. Stop the bullying of them by Headteachers who see themselves in a position of power and feel that they can do and say whatever they like without it seems anyone saying anything!!
To retain teachers it is very simple.. Stop the bullying of them by Headteachers who see themselves in a position of power and feel that they can do and say whatever they like without it seems anyone saying anything!! kateash
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