News and Support from The NASUWT
The Government’s proposals in its consultation paper, Schools that Work for Everyone, are a distraction from the real challenges and crises it has created in the education system, the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has argued in its submission to the Government’s consultation on the plans.
Commenting on the Union’s consultation response, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:
“The NASUWT remains opposed to any attempt to allow the creation of new grammar schools.
“The NASUWT does not believe the Government has provided sufficient evidence to show how expanding selection would benefit pupils or secure greater social mobility or higher standards for all.
“The proposals fail to tackle the problem of inequality and selection by stealth which are blighting the lives of too many children and young people.
“The fundamental challenges within the system of a crisis of teacher supply, insufficient school places and rising concerns about school funding are glaring in their absence from the Government’s proposals.
“Despite the fact that the Government is presiding over the deepest crisis in teacher supply for generations, the Government has failed to offer any meaningful solutions to this fundamental issue.
“There is no evidence that further obsession with structural reforms will raise educational standards.
“The Government’s continued obsession with structural reform continues to be a matter of serious concern despite the lack of robust evidence to support this misguided policy approach.”