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Redeploying staff in Scotland

24 Jul

Redeploying staff in Scotland

Scottish local authorities periodically review staff numbers across their establishments. As employees are normally appointed to the service of the council and not to a particular establishment, the authority can utilise its ‘Compulsory Transfer Procedure’ to redeploy staff to other locations in line with service demand.

Primary assessment in England under review

24 Jul

Primary assessment in England under review

By Ian Toone, Director of Policy and Research Services. Voice recently responded to government consultations on the assessment system in primary schools and plans for implementing the recommendations of the Rochford Review.

Reducing teacher workload: more needs to be done

12 Jul

Reducing teacher workload: more needs to be done

“DfE plans to reduce teacher workload ignored by 80 per cent of schools” (TES report on Teacher voice omnibus: November 2016 survey)

Teachers’ pay: 1% cap unsustainable

3 Jul

Teachers’ pay: 1% cap unsustainable

When graduates can increasingly find more financially rewarding career opportunities in other professions, the Government needs to heed the STRB’s advice.

Education and childcare must not be pushed down the political agenda to ‘any other business’ (updated 2)

23 Jun

Education and childcare must not be pushed down the political agenda to ‘any other business’ (updated 2)

Aftermath of General Election 2017