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Discrimination challenge

(L-R) Julia Neal, ATL equalities officer Wanda Wyporska, Francesca Derecourt, Nic Preston and Alison Sherratt at the TUC LGBT conference

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ATL at Tolpuddle 2013

ATL’s delegation gather in front of the ATL stand at July’s Tolpuddle Festival in Dorset before taking part in the annual march to commemorate the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were arrested in 1834 for being union leaders but then freed after national protests

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Primary assessment and accountability (England) TUC conferences Members interested in attending the TUC’s women’s and black workers’ conferences in 2014 should email ATL’s equalities officer Wanda Wyporska at wwyporska@atl.org.uk. September 2013

There are a number of ways ATL members can contribute to the debate on government proposals for holding primary schools to account in light of changes to the national curriculum: • attend a government ‘stakeholder’ meeting • participate in a meeting of fellow members to discuss in detail how ATL should respond

• complete our survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ATLprimary • email your thoughts and ideas – see below • visit www.atl.org.uk/primary. We would like as many members as possible to help develop ATL’s response to politicians. For more information contact Adrian Prandle at aprandle@atl.org.uk. www.atl.org.uk


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No time for change With teachers’ non-pay working conditions under review, Report outlines ATL’s opposition to the government’s proposals. Words by Charlotte Tamvakis

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arlier this year, the organisation that makes recommendations on teachers’ pay and conditions, the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB), was asked by the Secretary of State for Education to consider how teachers’ non-pay conditions of service could be reformed to “raise the status of the profession and support the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers, and raise standards of education for all children”. This has set in motion a review of many aspects of the working lives of teachers in England and Wales — including working hours, holidays, PPA time, cover and administrative duties. The STRB is due to report back in January 2014 and ATL submitted its evidence to the review. At the same time, the government submitted a 102-page document of evidence. ATL has responded to the government’s views, and will continue to lobby hard to make sure the views of our members are heard. In theory the STRB is independent, yet its recommendations earlier this year for performance-related pay for teachers reflected the government’s well-publicised preferences (see page 24 for the latest on pay). As a consequence, ATL has concerns that the STRB’s proposals for non-pay conditions may rely too heavily on the government’s views. As well as making clear his desires to the STRB, Michael Gove has been using the media to build up a particular view on teachers’ working hours. Back in January 2012, on a breakfast TV show, Gove said: “We are all in favour of longer school days,

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and potentially shorter summer holidays,” Meanwhile, 64% say they stay at school and this was subsequently reported in the for more than 90 minutes after the end of press. Later the same year the Chief lessons, with 89% using this time for Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, preparation and 77% for marking. And said in an interview in The Times that 68% say they work at home every day, teachers need to be committed to working with a quarter working at least two or three “beyond the school day”. evenings a week. Of those who stay at school Just over 18 months later, and the for more than 90 minutes, 66% also work at government has given schools freedom to home every evening. set their own terms and holidays, and has The government says the reforms would published the report mean greater flexibility The government More Affordable for teachers and Childcare, which says it gives no evidence on the headteachers to wants primary school how they impact of these changes determine sites open for more serve pupils and fulfil hours in the day and for on pupil outcomes their responsibilities, more weeks in the year, and for schools to offering a blend of education, childcare manage resources to improve their practice and extra-curricular activities. and outcomes and achieve better value for Once again using the press to announce money. It believes it will also mean more its position, in June 2013 it was revealed opportunities for teachers’ professional the government was considering getting development, better professionalism and rid of teaching assistants and handing back teachers who are able to demonstrate their responsibilities to teachers to save money effectiveness and commitment, along with — a position that has since appeared in simplification of the current provisions the DfE’s current submission to the STRB. where possible. Before examining the government’s But ATL believes the DfE’s vision will proposals, let us consider the reality of result in more constraints, more work and teachers’ working lives. ATL surveyed less professionalism for teachers, and more than 500 members and 35% said they comes at a time when they are already arrive at school between 60 and 90 minutes facing unprecedented change. From 2015, before their first lesson, with another 31% there will be a new national curriculum at arriving between 45 and 90 minutes early. key stages 3 and 4; revised GCSEs, AS- and The reasons: 72% say this time is used to A-levels; new assessment levels to develop; catch up with colleagues; 80% use it to set and performance-related progression is up the classroom, and 57% use it only recently in place. for marking or work preparation. The DfE says of teacher professionalism:

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Abolition of the Workload Agreement would threaten the future employment of teaching support staff

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Rebuilding burnt bridges ATL general secretary Mary Bousted on Michael Gove’s plan to reconnect to the profession with which he has lost all credibility

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ichael Gove has announced he is planning a ‘charm offensive’ aimed at teachers and headteachers. It has, it seems, come to the Secretary of State’s attention that all is not well with his relationship with the profession. Indeed, on hearing this news an ATL member commented “well he’s been offensive so he might as well try charm”. Although this is a good line, it reveals a darker truth, which is that Michael Gove has no credibility left with education professionals. Time after time he has sacrificed engagement with the profession for the next headline in the Daily Mail denigrating state education and the teaching profession. The die is cast and the damage done. I doubt that there is anything Michael Gove could say that would improve his standing with the majority of the teaching profession — but it will be good to witness his charm offensive because I like a good laugh. Michael Gove blames union leaders for distorting his intentions and misrepresenting the effects of his policies upon their members. He cannot understand why teacher morale is rock bottom and why his ambitious reforms are not more widely supported among education professionals. I think, therefore, it is my duty to enlighten him. Morale is at an all-time low for many reasons, but space available leads me to concentrate on just a few. Teacher morale had nose-dived because of Michael Gove’s constant denigration of the English education system, a denigration based on the two Michaels’ (Gove and Wilshaw) selective and inaccurate use of the data from international league tables — a use which has been criticised by the UK Statistics Authority, which has censured them for using “uncertain, weak and problematic” statistics to claim that England’s schools have tumbled down the global rankings.

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What compounds Michael Gove’s error lengthy process where expertise has to be is that he has continued to consistently jointly constructed and shared within the misuse England’s position in the PISA institution. The experts are the teachers tables as the reason for his breathtaking, and lecturers and their leaders and reckless programme of reform of the managers. It is they who have to be curriculum and qualifications system. The ambitious, knowledgeable and informed, scale and pace of reforms to GCSE, AS- and who have to know what goals they must A-levels is unsustainable. What should be achieve and how to get there. Such a meticulously planned process is being knowledge cannot be imposed from undermined by haste, lack of consultation outside. The real danger with Ofsted is with the profession, misplaced ideology that it reinforces the belief that there is and a lack of duty of care to pupils and one answer, and that if only schools and teachers who, in the end, have to make colleges could get it, then all would be well his not-so-bright ideas work. — everyone would get ‘outstanding’ and But there is an even more pressing and we would be left alone. Only we wouldn’t. ever-present danger to teachers’ morale Because we know what would happen then. and well-being: Ofsted. There can be no If too many get ‘outstanding’ then doubt that Ofsted terrorises teachers and something isn’t right — the bar is being set lecturers and their managers through an too low. That is why so many schools are inspection regime that cannot take the now seeing their inspection grades moral high ground downgraded, despite when it comes to the quality of the work Ofsted cannot quality control, going on in them being professionalism or of an ever higher control the quality of good practice. The standard. its inspection regimes game is starting to In today’s education be up for Ofsted. It is world, it seems, there now clearly recognised that the agency has have to be scapegoats. Michael Gove and a big problem. ATL members know what his minions have failed to learn lessons this problem is; so, in fact, does the from abroad. In Finland — that happy government. Ofsted cannot control the country sat atop the education league quality of its inspection regimes. Frankly, it’s tables — the drive has been to reduce a lottery. If the team is good you might get a competition between schools, to build fair hearing — you might even get beyond collaboration and to raise the standard of the data to what is actually happening in the all. This was the approach to school school or college. But if the team is bad — if improvement adopted by the London it has rogue inspectors — then you are in Challenge programme that resulted in trouble. And the status of Ofsted being its London schools leading the country in own judge and jury if there is a complaint is, terms of raising standards of school quite blatantly, ridiculous. achievement. Even worse than its lack of quality If Michael Gove is, as he affirms, intent control, the real problem with Ofsted, the on learning from what works, why is he real damage that it does, is to perpetuate driving forward policies that promote the belief that, somehow, a team of competition and division between schools? outsiders can swoop into a school and tell Why is he not asking searching questions the teachers and headteacher ‘that’s the way of Ofsted? He will not gain credibility with to do it…’. You know that school and teachers and lecturers until he is seen as college improvement is a complex and acting fairly by them.

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Northern Ireland Mark Langhammer

False flexibilities raise doubts over devolution of pay and conditions

Statutory assessment: ultra-bureaucratic, exasperating and wasteful

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Great expectations My job takes me to six secondary schools where the differences in the backgrounds of the intakes no doubt have an effect on the behaviour of students, but another difference, not mentioned in ‘Behaviour matters’ (Report, June/July 2013), is expectations. Two schools are in quite affluent areas; the expectations of pupils’ behaviour, particularly in relation to the value of respect, are high. There is very little underlying chatter in lessons; teachers don’t have to battle to be listened to. They expect to be listened to. Two other schools have a higher percentage of September 2013

pupils entitled to free meals and appear to have much lower expectations. Staff talk as if they know they won’t be listened to; they expect pupils to be disruptive and impolite; instead of waiting for silence (deemed impossible), staff yell to be heard. However, where I see teachers showing higher expectations in these schools, they get the results they expect: respect; attention and a positive learning environment. This leads to better pupil behaviour, higher staff morale and retention. Name supplied

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I have just wasted another evening looking at the proposals for the new national curriculum in history, wondering what possessed anyone to draw them up. Having read ‘Slow down, start again’ (Report, May 2013) and seen that even Michael Gove's advisers expressed bewilderment at the proposals, dominated as they are by white, male English history, I am amazed the new curriculum could be taken seriously by anyone. I am especially puzzled by the total dismissal of years of progress many of us have made, crafting enquiry-based schemes of work that value students making judgements, evaluating competing historical interpretations and constructing discursive and analytical essays. None of this has an emphasis in the new content-dominated curriculum, which ignores the importance of diversity and setting British history into the context of world events and different civilisations. My own passion is the Tudors — admirably Govian in being a period of British history dominated by white males, but sadly outlawed at secondary school by the decision that Year 6 is the last suitable time to learn about it. My resources and knowledge, which I hope have gone some way to enthusing 10 years’ worth of students to date, are now to be consigned to the bin. Or they would be, if my school wasn’t an academy. Like many other heads of history, I will be doing all I can to ignore the new proposals. Sadly, ignoring the new changes will be messy and difficult to apply, because most of the primary schools that send children to us will be forced to adopt the new curriculum. On the bright side, maybe Mr Gove will end up having the last laugh. I can’t think of a single history teacher who wouldn’t be willing to force all students to rote-learn one date concerning white, male English history — the date he leaves office as education secretary. Name supplied

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As the education union, ATL has your learning and development at the core of our work. We remain committed to supporting you in your development throughout your career. ATL has a track record for running first-class training courses and here are our courses for 2013-14.

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To find out more about all these courses and to book your place, see www.atl.org.uk/learningzone. Last year courses booked up quickly, so be sure to book a place as soon as you can. All face-to-face courses are ÂŁ45 for standard teacher members, and ÂŁ25 for standard support members and NQTs who have upgraded. Non-members can attend for a fee of ÂŁ250. Courses are held around the UK in training centres or hotels. We select venues based on accessibility and quality to ensure you are comfortable throughout the day.


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Help and advice If you need help with matters related to your employment, your first point of contact should be your school or college ATL rep, or your AMiE regional officer if you are a leadership member. You can also contact your local ATL branch for advice and support. If they are unable to help, contact ATL using these details:

Membership enquiries 020 7782 1602

General enquiries 020 7930 6441

Monday to Friday, 5-7.30pm during term time. ATL’s regional officials are available to speak to you about work problems.

Email: info@atl.org.uk Website: www.atl.org.uk London: 7 Northumberland Street, London WC2N 5RD. Belfast: 16 West Bank Drive, Belfast BT3 9LA. Tel: 028 9078 2020. Email: ni@atl.org.uk Cardiff: 9 Columbus Walk, Brigantine Place, Cardiff CF10 4BY. Tel: 029 2046 5000. Email: cymru@atl.org.uk Edinburgh: CBC House, 24 Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EG. Tel: 0131 272 2748. Email: scotland@atl.org.uk AMiE members: 35 The Point, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7QU. Contact your AMiE regional officer (contact details at www.amie.atl.org.uk) or call the employment helpline 01858 464171. Email: helpline@amie.atl.org.uk

Email: membership@atl.org.uk

Pension enquiries 020 7782 1600 Out-of-office-hours helpline 020 7782 1612 Personal injury claims 0800 083 7285 Call Morrish Solicitors LLP, ATL’s appointed solicitors, or goto www.atlinjuryclaims.org.uk. This service is open to members and their families, subject to the rules of the scheme. ATL should be your first port of call in the event of work-related issues. If you feel you need emotional support, Teacher Support Network is a group of independent charities and a social enterprise that provides emotional support to staff in the education sector and their families. Their support lines are available 24 hours a day:

UK: 08000 562 561 Wales: 08000 855 088 Email: support@teachersupport.info Text: 07909 341229

Terms of ATL’s support are outlined in our members’ charter, available via www.atl.org.uk. When emailing ATL from home, please include either your membership number or home postcode to help us deal with your enquiry more efficiently.

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This year, 80,000 children in Britain will face Christmas without a home. Every class that takes part in our challenge will help homeless children, so we hope we can count on you.

We have used our years of experience of working with schools and early years settings around the country to create online training courses. Whether you are a school cook or headteacher, director of public health or Government policy maker – our elearning courses are easily accessible and can be worked through at your own pace, at a time and place convenient to you.


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ATL resources a profile of an ATL rep who says her negotiation and people skills have improved dramatically through her role. The Independent Schools newsletter has been sent out to all teaching and support staff members working in the independent sector. It leads with the news of ATL’s groundbreaking deal with the Girls’ Day School Trust. Also included is a two-page guide to the performancerelated progression system in the maintained sector, which could be adopted or adapted by some independent schools.

Making Our Voice Heard: your guide to being an ATL rep contains information on the training ATL offers new and established reps, plus quick steps on getting started, an overview of what a rep actually does, tips on communicating with existing members and recruiting new ones, your rights as a rep, and how to negotiate successfully with management. Making Our Voice Heard has been sent to all untrained reps and is available online at www.atl.org.uk/ makingourvoiceheard.

Guide to training

Newsletters Our Being a rep newsletter has been revamped and sent out to all reps, contacts, health and safety reps and union learning reps. It urges reps to take advantage of ATL’s free training in order to be as effective a rep as possible. There are also updates on the latest on various pay negotiations and

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Learn and Develop with ATL, the new directory of training courses provided by ATL is now available. Containing details of all training courses for members and reps throughout the academic year, it can be downloaded from www.atl.org.uk/learningzone or ordered using the details below.

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Factsheets

ATL’s new starter pack offering comprehensive advice and guidance to all ATL workplace reps is now available.

A new factsheet has been produced aimed at members who qualified outside of Scotland and are considering

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teaching in Scotland. Teaching in Scotland explains the vital importance of members understanding the criteria they will be required to meet. Two other factsheets, Teachers’ Standards and Threshold and the Upper Pay Scale, have been updated given changes to teachers’ pay having an impact from September 2013. All factsheets are available to download only from www.atl.org.uk/factsheets.

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2014 GRANTS FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS Take Time Out from the Classroom! The Goldsmiths’ Grant for Teachers provides an opportunity for teachers and headteachers to undertake a project of their choice, in UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development. The Grant forms part of the long-term commitment of the Goldsmiths’ Company to support teachers and headteachers in the United Kingdom. Grants will cover travel, accommodation, materials costs, etc, up to a maximum of £3,000. In addition the Goldsmiths’ Company will pay a maximum of £2,000 supply cover to your school” For guidelines and further details visit our website: www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/charity-education/education/

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