I’m on my war horse

I’m on my war horse

https://berylkingstonblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/im-on-my-war-horse/
— Read on berylkingstonblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/im-on-my-war-horse/

I share this without comment beyond saying it is worth the read, and is a worthwhile read.

South-East Teaching Assistants Petition to Spare the Axe!

GMB
GMB (Photo credit: Nick Efford)

South-East Teaching Assistants Petition to Spare the Axe!

Teaching Assistant members of the trade union (GMB) to which Gogwit belongs will be asking the public to sign a petition asking the UK Secretary of State for Education not to axe the jobs of around a fifth to a quarter of a million Teaching Assistants.

If you will be in the vicinity of the Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station on Saturday 27 July at around 1300BST please visit their stall (near the Green’s End entrance) – chat to them about why TAs are so important – and PLEASE sign their petition!

#June27 UK Teachers Begin Escalated Action in North-West England.

#JUNE27 UK Teachers Begin Escalated Action in NW.

NASUWT and NUT members in the North-West of England escalate their industrial action from action short of strike to strike action. Teachers from the two largest teaching unions – which have put aside historical differences to campaign on a common front, in solidarity, against the education policies of the UK Government, a coalition of the otherwise unelectable Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, which aim to privatise and otherwise dismantle the UK’s famous universal free state education system.
This region, also badly hit by the Coalition’s other Austerity-driven socially divisive policies, sees the launch of a campaign of such escalated action on 27 June 2013CE.

Messages of support: campaigns@mail.nasuwt.org.uk
Twitter: #June27 #strike #solidarity #teacherstogether
Use the hashtags – be great to get the action trending!

Click the image for further details of the action.

Dear Mr Gove…

Teaching Assistants – we are not talking about a ‘mum’s army’ of unqualified staff replacing qualified teachers in a ‘race to the bottom, never mind the cut – feel the width’ pared down education system but an experienced and valued asset that makes the delivery of high quality, inclusive and relevantly differentiated education by experienced and well-qualified professional teachers achievable and affordable.

Plans to cut £4bn by axing teaching assistants make no sense, says special needs teacher Cherryl Drabble in the Guardian.

 

10 Reasons why…

10 Reasons why...

10 reasons why the NUT and NASUWT have put aside historical differences to defend our education system.