MEMBERS OF the National Union of Teachers should receive ballot papers for the union's deputy general secretary election this week. Kevin Courtney is the secretary of Camden NUT in north London. He is mounting a left wing challenge to the sitting deputy general secretary, Steve Sinott.
Kevin said, "I am campaigning for action over performance related pay, not just verbal opposition. Teachers will be under pressure to concentrate only on those pupils who they can get to achieve a target. Teachers need to be holding meetings in schools now to build the campaign against the government's scheme."
Performance related pay goes alongside the privatisation of education through Education Action Zones. A big vote for Kevin Courtney can help build teachers' confidence to resist government attacks.