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headteachers roundtable

Headteachers Roundtable: 4 Key Proposals For The Election

Last week, the Headteachers Roundtable published their 2019 Election Manifesto. This time around, the focus is on securing much-needed funding, developing amazing teachers and protecting vulnerable children. The entire manifesto is available here if you’d like to read the whole thing. Otherwise keep reading below to see four key proposals!

jeremy corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn Hits Back At Conservative Education Claims

Jeremy Corbyn has made the astonishing claim that teachers are having to buy “uniforms and even mattresses” for students whose parents can’t afford them. The controversial Labour leader made the claim to activists during a speech earlier this week. He went on to say it made him “angry” that schools are having to close early on Fridays, and he had heard from teachers that students are struggling to concentrate because they are so hungry. Read on to get more details!


Ofsted Would Be Replaced Under A Labour Government

We’ve covered several times how Ofsted add to teachers’ stress and workload. Now it seems that the Labour party agree with us. One of our major goals is to make teachers’ lives easier. If Labour win the next general election it looks like that goal will get a major boost. Read on to find out exactly what Labour’s plans are!

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Teacher Workload: Will Labour’s 32 Hour Week Work For Teachers?

One of our main focuses at Mark Mate is helping to reduce teacher workload. Depending on how the next general election goes, we might have some major help in achieving that goal! At Labour’s annual conference, John McDonnell has announced the proposal for a 32-hour working week. He’s also promised that this will come with no loss of pay. But will this work for teachers? Read on to find out more!