Teachers call for end to migrant cap
A leading teachers' union is urging the Government to scrap plans for a cap on immigration because the union believes teachers from overseas help schools to combat racism.
Chris Keates, the general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), will stress the vital role ethnic minority teachers play in promoting cultural awareness and racial harmony in UK schools. She will make the call at a conference later this week, supported by The Independent, aimed at promoting more global awareness in UK classrooms.
"We are dealing with serious issues like racism and Islamophobia," she said. "In multi-lingual and multi-faith classrooms, ethnic minority teachers have a vital role in promoting cultural and global awareness."
Many schools – especially in inner-city London – also rely on overseas teachers because they cannot recruit enough from the UK to cover staff shortages.
Ms Keates called for overseas teaching qualifications to be put on an equal footing with those in the UK so staff could gain qualified teacher status.
The Government introduced its immigration cap in July, limiting the number of non-EU immigrants this year to 24,100.
Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
Justin Bieber posts Instagram photo of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight 'over Miranda Kerr'
Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
Kelsey Grammer forgives the man who raped and murdered his sister in 1975
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 5 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £30000 per annum + Generous commission scheme: AER Teachers: Thames T...
£21000 - £35000 per annum: Randstad Education Cambridge: Supply teachers neede...
£111 - £163 per day + £111 - £163 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: The posi...
£64 - £69 per day + Competitive London rates of pay : Randstad Education Group...