Teachers demand an end to the public sector pay freeze

NUT delegates unanimously backed a move to warn of strike action if the incoming government fail to agree to restore the cash over a fixed timetable

NUT and ATL: Two of Britain's biggest teaching unions discuss creating a 'superunion'

Both the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers believe it will strengthen their voice in discussions with ministers

The move to reduce the number of special schools, perhaps eventually to dispense with them altogether, predates this government. It was seen by many as a cost-cutting exercise, but was sometimes cloaked in rhetoric about including children within their peer group.

Special needs children being asked to stay at home when inspectors call

The move to reduce the number of special schools, perhaps eventually to dispense with them altogether, predates this government

NUT delegates told how both classroom teachers had been bullied and union representatives had been refused permission to enter school premises to support them.

Teachers living in atmosphere of fear due to bullying by headteachers, union warns

'The last five years have been the worst time to be a teacher in this country'

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference in Harrogate unanimously backed a motion warned the guidelines were effectively

Teachers forced to act as 'front-line storm troopers' to spy on pupils under guidelines aimed at combating terrorism

The NUT warned the rules were effectively 'closing down' any classroom discussion of issues surrounding the radicalisation of young people

Today delegates at the National Union of Teachers' conference in Harrogate will debate a motion expressing concern that the UK has te highest and still rising incidence of mesothelioma in the world.

Parents must seek to find out if their children's school contains asbestos, teachers warn

Figures show the number of UK teachers dying from mesothelioma has risen to 22 a year - the highest rate in the world

Teachers’ union NASUWT says energy drinks are causing disruptive behaviour in teenagers

Energy drinks fuelling rise in bad behaviour in schools, warn teachers

Parents are also told that the caffeine - and sugar-packed legal highs - could lead to drug use

The National Union of Teachers warned that homophobic bullying was still rife in schools - and argued that a positive portrayal of same sex relations could counteract that.

All schools should include a positive portrayal of same sex relationships in sex education lessons, says union

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference warned that homophobic bullying was still rife in schools

A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that - whichever party (or parties) wins the election - schools will face cuts of up to 12 per cent because party pledges fail to take account of rising pupil numbers, increases in pensions and national insurance contributions and salary increases.

Teachers warn: We will ballot for strike if cuts are not reversed in autumn statement

Delegates to the NUT annual conference voted overwhelmingly in favour of using the autumn statement as a trigger for industrial action over cuts

A motion backed by delegates at their conference in Harrogate warned the current state of recruitment was

Headteachers urged to recruit more black and ethnic minority teachers

Figures show only 6.7 per cent of the teaching force are from ethnic minority groups compared to 12.8 per cent of the population as a whole

Four-year-olds are too young to be tested, say teachers, because they don’t have the necessary attention span

Teachers vote to boycott 'baseline' tests on four- and five-year-olds

Union president denounces plan for strict curriculum as 'a crime... at a precious and valuable moment' in their lives

Learning suffers when diet and sleep are poor, say teaching staff

Union warns that many pupils now arrive at school too hungry to learn

Teachers also report children increasingly come to school without proper clothing or footwear and are unable to pay for activities and trips

File photo: Many schools are reluctant to take action to halt the abuse for fear of further provoking the parents, it is claimed

Warning over thousands of unqualified teachers 'jeopardising' children's education in Britain

The latest government figures show that 17,100 unqualified teachers are working in publicly funded schools across England

The survey of 800 teachers said they had identified

'Exam factory' conditions at school causing children to self-harm, says new research

Pupils becoming 'anxious, stressed and disaffected' because of the new more rigorous curriculum brought in former Education Secretary Michael Gove

The Government has been accused of focusing too much on academic achievement

Young people 'diverted onto low-pay jobs' because of 'elitist' education reforms, teachers' leader warns

Graham Dawson, the new president of the NASUWT, said the reforms were 'narrow, academic and elitist'

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