Delegates to the NUT union’s annual conference this weekend will meet at a time of crisis that is impacting on their jobs, pay and pensions.
A debate due on Easter Monday should unite delegates behind the People’s Charter initiated by the RMT union and against any use of the appalling “British jobs for British workers” slogan.
A recent agreement with the NUT and the NAHT head teachers’ association to boycott Sats in the next school year is due to be ratified at both unions’ conferences.
But NUT delegates will also demand assurances that replacement assessment procedures will reduce overall workload.
The question of industrial action, on everything from increased nursery teachers’ hours through to LGBT rights, will remain a key theme.