Wyre

Association Secretary – Claire Walsh

News from Wyre

Wyre AGM by PPCO

The Wyre Association AGM will be held on Thursday 09 February, 2017 at Shakespeare Primary School, Manor Rd, Fleetwood, FY7 7LL. The meeting commences at 5pm and will be followed by a meal at The Trafalgar Restaurant, Fleetwood.

Please contact Wyre Association Secretary, Claire Walsh, at cwalsh1970@googlemail.com.

Categories: Wyre Posted: 06 Feb

NUT Reps Foundation Training by Blackburn with Darwen

Foundation training has been organised in the North-west for October 2016.
Book your places quickly.

October 5 – 7
Holiday Inn
Newton-Le-Willows
FREE with travel expenses reimbursed.

For more information and booking details go hereIMAG1543.

Categories: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley District, Chorley and District, Divisional News, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe and District, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, Union Learning, West Lancashire, Wyre, Young Teachers Posted: 14 Jul

Get ready to tell Nicky by Blackburn with Darwen

Nicky Morgan has been forced to recognise teacher workload as a critical issue.

In response to the NUT’s campaigning, Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg announced a “Workload Challenge” consultation in England. More than 40,000 teachers responded.

Nicky Morgan says she wants to make a difference to teacher workload and has asked for suggestions.

More information is available on the NUT website.

TellNicky

Categories: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley District, Chorley and District, Fylde, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe and District, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre Posted: 04 Dec

Calling All Musicians by Blackburn with Darwen

Emma Gillat would like to set up a North West NUT Marching Band for any further demonstrations, marches and events where the NUT has a presence, such as the Pride events across the region.

If you play an instrument and would be interested in playing in a North West NUT Band, please contact Emma Gillat or Avis Gilmore at the NUT Regional Office with your details.

They are both looking forward to hearing from you.

Categories: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley District, Chorley and District, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Lancaster, Morecambe and District, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre Posted: 16 Nov

Winning on Workload by Ken

November 2014 advice from our National Executive Member, Simon Jones –

A Real Chance to Tackle Workload in Schools

 NUT campaigning and pressure has forced Nicky Morgan to recognise the scale of this problem and given us a real opportunity to bring about changes that will make real improvements to teachers’ work-life balance. Please play your part by:

1          Go online and complete the government workload survey – the deadline is 21st November

 –  Click here for Government Workload Survey 

 –  Click here for the Government’s explanation for wanting teachers to do this

–   Click here for the NUT 8 stage solution

2          Meet as a school group to discuss how you can use the Ofsted clarifications in your school

3           Discuss the NUT 8-stage Action Programme to reduce workload with colleagues

4           Elect a NUT Rep if you don’t already have one

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Our campaigning changed the Government’s narrative

In January 2014 Michael Gove said that the problem in schools was that teachers were not working long enough hours and that heads needed freedoms to make them work more than 1265 hours and 195 days.

In March 2014 the NUT forced the government to release its own figures showing a 10% increase in teachers’ working time.

In July 2014 Michael Gove said that the NUT does not have children’s interests at heart.

In July 2014 Michael Gove was sacked.

In October 2014 his replacement Nicky Morgan has conceded that the problem in schools is that teacher are working too many hours, creating stress and exhaustion, which is not good for children.

The one constant voice in this time has been NUT members Standing Up for Education all over the country, including the Wyre, and winning the arguments.

Categories: Wyre Posted: 13 Nov