The Crisis facing the Teaching Profession will be the key theme of the all members SEA meeting on Saturday 5th March 2016 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in Room 301, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA.
The recent National Audit Office report is just the latest to lay bare the scale of the crisis facing the teaching profession and therefore our schools. It’s a crisis of numbers – both recruitment and retention, of workload and of morale. There is too a fundamental challenge to professionalism as the government imposes curriculum and assessment changes many of which have little professional credibility.
SEA needs to explore just how serious the situation is and, what the real issues are. It should aim to put itself in a position to offer informed ideas to the party about how it should respond.
We will be joined for this debate by a representative of Liverpool NUT.
The Guardian report of the NAO findings can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/10/teachers-are-leaving-as-government-falls-short-on-recruitment-nao-finds