Workload pledge to stop teachers quitting – but will pupils’ education suffer?

This is quite a clever tactic, for the stupid Tories.

They have forced a huge bureaucratic workload on teachers, to stop pupils of ordinary people receiving a decent education.

As a result, teachers are quitting.

So now, Education Secretary Damian Hinds is offering to cut the workload on the teachers who are left – and pupils still won’t get a decent education.

He won’t increase funding, so schools won’t be able to employ any more teachers.

Whichever way you look at it, education in the UK will suffer.

And that includes education at so-called public schools like Eton.

Education there has been suffering for decades – just look at David Cameron, Boris Johnson and the other imbeciles in the Tory Cabinet (now or previously) who attended that institution.

The education secretary has promised to cut teachers’ workload in an attempt to resolve a recruitment crisis in England’s schools.

Damian Hinds told a head teachers’ conference in Birmingham that there will be no more new changes to primary tests, GCSEs or A-levels.

But he faced challenges from delegates over school funding shortages.

Source: Workload pledge to stop teachers quitting


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4 thoughts on “Workload pledge to stop teachers quitting – but will pupils’ education suffer?

  1. NMac

    Tories will use any devious, underhand and nasty tricks to prevent working class people from getting a good education.

  2. Lynn Jenks

    It’s a good tactic for the tories. It looks believable, doesn’t it? Cut the workload and stop making huge changes and young people will flood back into teaching. Except that they won’t, because schools can’t afford to pay them. So desperate Heads are being forced to go for the cheapest option.
    The academy where I work as a Learning Support Assistant lost 38 staff last year, including 22 committed and able senior teachers. Some of them have been replaced with Newly-Qualified Teachers, who did a degree in one subject and then a Post Grad year in teaching. Loads of enthusiasm but no experience. So they are learning to teach, using students as guinea pigs.
    We also took on three ‘Teach First’ students. These are young people who did a degree and then have had SIX WEEKS of training to be a teacher. They are supposed to be being mentored in the classroom by our teaching staff – except that our teachers are already so overloaded with extra lessons that they don’t have the space in their timetables to teach the new ‘teachers’ as well as the students. So guess who is ‘teaching’ these teachers? People like me. My fifteen years of experience of supporting teachers, plus my own degree, has given me some knowledge to impart. But I’m paid £12,000 pa to support kids with Special Needs, not to tell floundering and desperate graduates how to do their job.

  3. Jenny

    I wonder what will happen in Wales? And who will do the extra bureaucratic work? And of course funding reduced in Wales as well. Just see how bad that has made schools in Llandrindod Wells – the lowest score in the whole of Wales for one primary and the only secondary.

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