Minimum service levels announcement is a blatant attempt to distract from government failures, says NASUWT
Responding to this morning’s announcement that Gillian Keegan is seeking to introduce minimum service level regulations in schools and colleges, Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, said:
“The Education Secretary’s announcement is a blatant attempt to distract from the crisis engulfing our schools and colleges on this Government’s watch.
“At a time of a worsening teacher recruitment and retention crisis, when school buildings are collapsing and riddled with asbestos, and when pupils with special education needs are unable to access the specialist support they need, the Government is continuing to fail our children and young people.
“Today’s announcement comes just hours after the Government suffered some of its worst ever by-election results.
“The message is loud and clear: the public wants more investment in our schools and colleges, not a Government that is hell-bent on attacking the rights of dedicated, committed and hard-working teachers.”