What’s your reason for joining a supply agency? I know of teachers who have set up a company and provide supply cover to schools directly. However, most teachers tend to join an agency that will provide opportunites for work. I started looking at agencies because I’ve taught in one school Read more
I attended the National Union of Teachers conference this year was delighted to hear Seema speak up for groups who are being negatively labelled, victimised and unfairly punished! Her message definitely deserved the standing ovation which followed! Below you’ll find a slightly edited version of her speech. It’s SO worth reading! Read more
Divisions within society have been sharply exposed due to the financial crisis that has gripped many parts of the world. The speed and harshness of the strategies put in place to deal with this crisis appear to have been more heavily applied to some sections of society. Those with the Read more
Why are other usually ‘quiet’ Unions speaking up against the planned, intentional, massacre of the education system?
Unions that historically don’t speak out, don’t campaign, don’t take action; are speaking up about the fast pace at which the Education system is being destroyed! Why? What’s so bad? Here it is in a nutshell! What’s happened so far Pay freeze for 2011 and 2012 1% limits for 2013 Read more
How and why? The Government is gradually integrating Children’s Centres into connected Primary Schools by ensuring that their budget and funding is now accessed through the school. Children’s Centres are being more closely scrutinised with respect to their value for money! This ignored the value that they provide to the community which they serve AND their value to schools Read more
Do you know about this march? I think it’s so exciting! Empowering. For me, it also shows that there’s hope. That people are willing to be honest, open and transparent about what they want and don’t want. All too often there seems to be an increasing pattern, a culture of Read more
The title ‘Am I a man? Am I a woman? Should there be any confusion?’ sounds strange doesn’t it or did you catch my drift straight away? From the horses mouth (the mouths of some men) Men are good at single tasking. They are skilled at focusing on one task Read more