MINUTES OF GENERAL AND COMMITTEE MEETING 25TH FEBRUARY 2003.
Apologies: Hazel Danson
Minutes of last Meeting:
Agreed as a true record.
Indian teachers - update given. Supply work needed in 2y.
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.
NUT Black Teacher's Conference 16th - 18th May - Stoke Rochford.
Meeting closed at 6.55pm.