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INTO to ballot for industrial action on Promotion Moratorium

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/01/2016. INTO to ballot for industrial action on Promotion MoratoriumTags: Teachers Parenting

INTO Statement on ballot for industrial action on Promtion Moratorium

"The INTO will ballot members next month (February 2016) on industrial action in response to the continued ban on promotion in schools and increasing workload for teachers. The decision to ballot was finalised at a meeting of the union’s executive at the weekend.

The ballot will ask teachers to stop all involvement in school self-evaluation.

The executive noted plans by the Department to increase requirements for schools in the self-evaluation of teaching and learning and to introduce self-evaluation of leadership and management in schools.
The ban on promotion is severely limiting the capacity of an increasing number of schools to function effectively. The introduction of new language curriculum into primary schools means it will not be possible for schools to extend their involvement in school self-evaluation at this time.

The INTO is also conducting an updated survey of schools to assess the local and regional impact of the moratorium on promotion, and will use the results in its campaign to end the ban.

Speaking today INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan described the eight year ban on promotion in primary schools as intolerable. She said it was having a severe impact and compromising the running of schools."



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