Teachers to vote on action

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A teachers' union is to ballot members on taking industrial action to cut the red tape which it says wastes time.

The National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers executive committee decided to take the step after it said the Government failed to act on the recommendations to cut unnecessary bureaucracy in teaching. Teachers were to be asked to stop completing a range of paper work including some types of school reports but they would still provide short reports on children. Ballot forms are due to be sent to union members later this term and a result is expected before the Easter school holiday.

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