Teachers lobby Parliament

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 June 2014




DISGRUNTLED teachers from North Somerset travelled to Westminster to lobby members of Parliament on issues surrounding the education system.

On Tuesday, members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) met with MPs John Penrose and Liam Fox at the House of Commons in London.

The delegation outlined concerns over education policy, including curriculum changes and exam reform.

North Somerset NUT secretary Jon Reddiford said: “Children, parents and teachers need an education system that is fair, transparent and most of all engaging, none of which is being provided at present by the coalition Government.

“Teacher morale is at an all-time low with many working in excess of 60 hours a week for uncertain pay and worsening pensions and working conditions. This is unsustainable.”

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