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NAHT COMMENTS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S LETTER TO THE SCHOOL TEACHERS' REVIEW BODY (STRB) ON TACKLING TEACHER WORKLOAD

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David Hart, General Secretary NAHT comments on today's letter from the Secretary of State to the STRB in relation t...
David Hart, General Secretary NAHT comments on today's letter from the Secretary of State to the STRB in relation to tackling teacher workload as follows:

'The Secretary of State's letter is a major step forward. Guaranteed non-contact time for classroom teachers and management time for heads, deputy heads and assistant heads is now firmly on the agenda. It is up to the STRB to make whatever recommendations are required if we are to see workload reduced for all teachers.

There must be no 'trade-off' between money for teachers' pay and the resources necessary to cut workload. This aspect of the letter sends the wrong message to the teaching profession. Both decent pay levels and workload reduction are essential if we are to stop the recruitment and retention crisis in its tracks.

The government must prove, in the Comprehensive Spending Review next summer, that education really does remain a top priority and that it has not 'fallen down the pecking order' in comparison with health and other key public services.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

The NAHT represents well over 30,000 school leaders, including virtually every Special School head, 85% of all Primary School heads, over 40% of all Secondary School heads, and over 9,000 deputy heads.

For further information please contact:

David Hart, General Secretary NAHTOffice: 01444 472472/472404

Home: 016974 78318

Mobile: 07976 919346

Press Office, NAHT HeadquartersOffice: 01444 472472/472411

DMH/AS

18.12.01./PR.84

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