NUT teachers at John Roan School in Greenwich took strike action on Tuesday, 10 November over their working conditions. In their words, they have “an unsustainable workload alongside excessive monitoring and scrutiny of our work”. A local trade unionist reports from the picket line.
“It’s important we take this action as I’ve seen the effects at other schools, ” says the teacher holding out a petition board for passers by at John Roan School this morning.
The picket line is already twice as big as for previous national strikes when I arrive at 7.45am. The teachers are vocal and passionate about why they are striking. “I give everything to the school and when I get home there’s nothing left,” one of the group of PE teachers tells me.
Most teachers at the school are in the National Union of Teachers and they are taking this action locally whilst knowing that the issues…