Thursday, February 06, 2014

Support Avenue Primary School Teachers

Last term the governors at Avenue Primary School in Newham adopted the local authority pay policy which introduces half points into the main and upper pay scale. The school union had communicated a request to remove the half points in order to achieve a policy which complies with nut/NAS pay policy guidelines and in the interests of retention and recruitment. The chair of governors responded with a letter to individual staff telling us if we went on strike we might come back to an academy and he could not guarantee we would all have jobs! The secondary schools in Newham did not include half points in their pay policies but all the primary schools have adopted an unamended model policy with half points. So far we are the only school taking action to protect our pay and within the nut/NAS guidelines. All messages of support to our rep Louise Cuffaro at

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