National Executive Report - Nov 2018

Chris Holland & Kathy Duggan

NASUWT National Executive Report

November 2018

National membership 277,260

NASUWT the largest trade union exclusively for teachers.


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General Secretary’s Report

Violent and disruptive behaviour.

The reports of very disruptive behaviour from pupils, serious assaults, violent incidents and threats of violence in schools and colleges are increasing in the UK. The impact of austerity on school budgets and the inclusion agenda is becoming in some cases an emergency. Cuts to support staff; cuts to local authority specialist support services; cuts to alternative provision have impacted on mainstream classroom teachers’ work dramatically. NASUWT are putting pressure on employers and others to mitigate the effects on our members. Please report to us incidents where individuals and groups of members are being affected. The first ever, ground breaking case of Refusal To Teach was in Lewisham Inner London. Don’t let the bar sink so low that our members are tolerating unacceptable behaviour which puts them at personal risk of assault and injury.

NASUWT will listen to our members, investigate and uphold a Refusal To Teach ballot if a case can be made.

Wherever you work, mainstream or special school it is not part of your job to be assaulted verbally or physically at work.

Your National Executive Members spoke about:-

  • Inadequately funded inclusion.
  • Violence in schools and colleges.
  • Teacher workload - including the abuse of data and pressure on UPS3 teachers to do more
  • Lack of pay progression within Upper Pay Spin

Best wishes

Chris Holland & Kathy Duggan NASUWT Inner London National Executive Members