Weak teachers

Before deciding upon whether a teacher is outstanding or simply satisfactory, look at the whole picture.  For example:

  • Do they have a particularly challenging class? 
  • How many children with SEN are in the class?
  • How much support are they receiving from Teaching Assistants?
  • How accurate are the grades awarded?

If the government wants to remove poor teachers, they cannot look at grades alone.

Why is this idea important?

Before deciding upon whether a teacher is outstanding or simply satisfactory, look at the whole picture.  For example:

  • Do they have a particularly challenging class? 
  • How many children with SEN are in the class?
  • How much support are they receiving from Teaching Assistants?
  • How accurate are the grades awarded?

If the government wants to remove poor teachers, they cannot look at grades alone.

Remove ‘labels’ for who may attend various post natal groups

Allow ALL mothers to attend post natal groups being run through the local authority.  At my local medical centre there are the following groups:

  • Young mothers (under 20) – I am 33
  • Single mothers – I am married
  • Mothers receiving benefits – before going onto maternity leave I was in full time employment.

The only opportunity that I have to meet and socialise with other new mothers is during the weekly weighing session.

Why is this idea important?

Allow ALL mothers to attend post natal groups being run through the local authority.  At my local medical centre there are the following groups:

  • Young mothers (under 20) – I am 33
  • Single mothers – I am married
  • Mothers receiving benefits – before going onto maternity leave I was in full time employment.

The only opportunity that I have to meet and socialise with other new mothers is during the weekly weighing session.

People accused of assault (of any kind) to remain anonymous until proven guilty.

As a teacher myself, I have known many teachers who have been accused of assaulting a child (hitting, swearing at, etc) only for the child to eventually withdraw the accusation.  By this time, the name of the teacher has been tarnished. 


 

Why is this idea important?

As a teacher myself, I have known many teachers who have been accused of assaulting a child (hitting, swearing at, etc) only for the child to eventually withdraw the accusation.  By this time, the name of the teacher has been tarnished.