The Crisis In Education Continues

Too many schools, too many teachers; lollipop ladies/ classroom assistants/ cleaners being sacrificed to reduce ELB deficits; too few pupils and (as yet) no real idea about how we’re going to get 11 year olds from one school to the next.
This Belfast Telegraph story reveals that up to 600 teachers will go in the coming months as the crisis reaches a head. Interestingly, it also flags up how the British Government could have lessened the impact of the staff cutbacks by implementing the Recommendations for Planning and Preparation time made by the Independent Enquiry into Teacher’s Conditions two years ago, as has already been done in Scotland (first) and subsequently England and Wales.

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