Teachers see red tape

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Teachers see red tape

MEMBERS of the second- biggest teacher union voted overwhelmingly to back industrial action over school red tape, writes Judith Judd.

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers said 93 per cent of those who voted supported action limiting after-school meetings to one a week, restricting reports to 400 words and curbing preparations for inspections. It would also boycott extra work connected with local education authority development plans which will set exam targets. The targets will play an important part in the Government's plans for raising school standards.

The ballot follows a similar one by the National Union of Teachers.