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Investing in teachers is an investment in children and young people

Teachers at the Annual Conference in Cardiff of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in Wales, have today heard a call for investment in schools and the school workforce to be at the heart of the Welsh Government’s plans to continue to enhance the public education service in Wales.

Access to high-quality CPD for teachers, action to tackle excessive teacher workload and an end to the damaging cycle of redundancy in schools and colleges must be central to the Welsh Government’s education strategy going forward if it is to continue to ensure that all children and young people can receive the highest standards of education, teachers have said.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“The Welsh Government has introduced a raft of initiatives designed to enhance the quality of education.

“The aims of these are laudable and in principle welcomed by many teachers.

“However, to implement change effectively, teachers need support, time and resources.

“Many are working in highly challenging environments and workload across schools is already excessive.

“Teachers are at the heart of the successful delivery of change and if the Welsh Government’s laudable aims are to be achieved, the needs of the workforce must be addressed.

“Investing the time and resources teachers need is an investment in the children and young people they teach.”2014-03-30 14.19.48

Rex Phillips, NASUWT National Official Wales, said:

“Teachers in Wales are currently dealing with a wave of new reforms.

“They are dedicated and committed to the children and young people they teach, but it is essential that this is not taken for granted.

“Investing in and supporting the school workforce must be the priority if success in continuing to raise standards is to be achieved.”

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