Headway is the NUT journal produced for all in the leadership group. You can search Headway by subject using the search engine. It is also archived. This online edition can be emailed to any teacher in the leadership group.
NUT Cymru has described the school banding system a “farce”, and called for a rethink on its extension to primary schools in 2014.
The Government is consulting on proposed reforms of the National Curriculum in England for Key Stages 1–3, as well as for three KS4 Programmes of Study – citizenship, computing and PE.
Head teacher members will be aware that the Government has announced major
changes to the recommended appraisal and capability arrangements in England.
The NUT opposes the new, more punitive approach, believing that this will only serve
to demotivate staff and will gradually make teaching a less attractive profession.
The NUT recommends that schools do not seek to adopt the optional DfE model, but
instead keep in place existing arrangements.
Mae ymgyrch yr NUT er mwyn amddiffyn pensiynau yn cryfhau. Mae mwy o fudiadau athrawon yn ymuno er mwyn cefnogi’r ymgyrch dros ddweud na i dalu mwy, gweithio’n hirach a derbyn llai.
The NUT’s campaign to defend our pensions is gathering momentum. More and more teacher organisations are coming forward to support the campaign and say no to paying more, working longer and getting less.
Now is the time!
Teachers’ pensions face the biggest threat since the introduction of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in the mid-1920s. The Government wants all teachers to pay more, work longer and get less. These plans are completely unjustified and ignore the negotiated 2007 settlement, which made our pensions sustainable for the long term. The NUT believes that now is the time to take action, to influence the Government before it is too late.
Are you ready for Ofsted?
A new Ofsted school inspection framework came into force on 1 September 2009. There are important differences between the new framework and the previous version.
This term our joint working with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has gathered pace, with a joint lobby of Parliament and joint meetings taking
Assessment reform - Good for education and professionally responsible
Welcome back to the new school year! I hope that you had a restful holiday and are prepared for the challenges that the year will undoubtedly bring.
A Message from the Acting General Secretary
As I am sure all Headway readers will know, Steve Sinnott, General Secretary of the NUT since 2004, died suddenly aged 56 on 5 April 2008.
A Message from the General Secretary
This issue of “Headway” provides information on the NUT’s Fair Pay for Teachers campaign. Further guidance will be provided to NUT head teacher and leadership group members in the event of a positive response to the strike action ballot currently underway.
This area provides links to every edition of Headway, the NUT’s magazine for head teacher and Leadership Group members, since April 2002.