Elect Pat Murphy as NUT deputy general secretary Sticky

Dec
14

Patrick Murphy, a founder of Lanac, is running for deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers. The ballot will be between 5 and 28 January. To order copies of Patrick's campaign leaflet for distribution in your school, email electpatmurphy@gmail.com. Click here to download a pdf of the campaign leaflet.

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Lewisham Labour, who is failing who over Sedgehill ?

Dec
19

As schools across the country break-up for the Christmas holidays, students at Sedgehill School are going home without even knowing who their Headteacher will be when they return in the New Year.

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Academy Strike Ballot: 98% YES for strike action

Dec
19

Over the last fortnight, Lewisham NUT members in five schools threatened with being turned into an Academy have been voting in an indicative ballot to judge the support for strike action to oppose any such change of employer.

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Lies, statistics and the future of Sedgehill

Dec
14

Protest shows the depth of support for Sedgehill

Friday evening's tremendous Lobby of Lewisham Town Hall by over three hundred students, parents and staff gave a clear answer to the lie that Sedgehill School is somehow  'failing' its pupils. 

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Nicky Morgan “As a Christian Secretary of State for Education, I will oppose secular, politically correct dogma”

Dec
03

After much set by the union's "Gove must go!" slogan, after which Gove did go, and we were left with ... another Tory! Who'da thunk it!?

Much has been said about the problems of Nicky Morgan. She is anti-LGBT rights, and, well a Tory! However somehow we seem to be struggling to hate her as much as we hated Gove.

Well here something that might help. In an interview for Conservative Home (a Tory blog), Morgan said “As a Christian Secretary of State for Education, I will oppose secular, politically correct dogma”.

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School survey shows 61-hour average

Dec
01

35 of the 70 NUT members at the City of London Academy (Southwark) completed our survey of hours for the week Saturday 8 to Friday 14 November. The survey included hours at school, plus hours worked at home, including over the weekend.

The mean average working week was 61.45 hours
The median was 61 hours
The highest was 79.20 hours

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Teachers' classroom hours in other countries

Dec
01

In Finland, which famously tops international rankings for schooling outcomes, teachers have four hours a day in the classroom, so 20 hours a week. (And they, and the students, have 15 minute breaks between all classes).

In France, the standard requirement for teachers is 24 hours of classroom time a week. For “professeurs certifiés” in collèges or lycées (junior and senior high schools) it is 16.5 hours.

In Germany it varies from state to state. For Gymasium (like grammar school) teachers in Hamburg it is 21.4 hours.

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Launch meeting for the campaign to elect Patrick Murphy as NUT DGS

Dec
01

All supporters are welcome to a launch meeting for Pat's campaign to discuss how to run the campaign and how to get involved.
When: Saturday 13 December
Time: 4-5pm
Where: UCL Pearson G17, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT - see map.
Facebook event.

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