MINUTES OF GENERAL AND COMMITTEE MEETING 25TH FEBRUARY 2003.

Apologies:

Hazel Danson

Minutes of last Meeting:

Agreed as a true record.

Matters Arising:

Indian teachers - update given. Supply work needed in 2y.

Reports

South Bradford Academy

- Arrangements for the Academy being worked up.

War on Iraq

- Funded 23 people to go on demo (transport costs).
Guidance is being prepared by the National Union and by Interfaith Centre
Conflict in schools is likely - school staff need to have a strategy for dealing with incidents.
Community representatives could assist schools in addressing issues.

Amendments to Motions for Annual Conference


Motion 3 "Classroom Assistants" - agreed
Motion 23 "Testing & League Tables" - agreed
Motion 46 "Racism" - agreed
Motion 53 "Professional Unity" - agreed
Motion 59 "Union Democracy" - agreed
Motion 65 "Salaries" - agreed

Return to Reports

Under the Cosh?

- Union support for members in schools in Special Measures.
Union could:- Clarify amount of planning that's necessary - telling people in management that so far & no further (bureaucracy ballot).
Meeting to be organised of members & reps to discuss what Union can be asking for/prepare for.

Workload & Pay

Reasons why NUT is against Government's plans explained.
Workload needs to be focus of campaign in 1y.
Effect on reducing new entrants to profession needs examining.
teachernet.org.uk - agreement in full.
Use support from parents.

Correspondence

NUT Black Teacher's Conference 16th - 18th May - Stoke Rochford.

AOB:

None.

Meeting closed at 6.55pm.

 

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