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Blue & Burgundy Books The Blue Book details the contract for all those in community schools and trusts. It is available here. The Burgundy Book gives further information on sick entitlements, etc and you can get it here.
For a long time now, NASUWT Primary members have been complaining to us about excessive workload, despite gains made under the workload agreement.  In particular, they have mentioned the extra burdens and responsibilities expected of them in undertaking ‘curriculum coordinator’ roles or similar positions in school. AND ALL THIS IS USUALLY WITHOUT ANY EXTRA PAY Thanks to NASUWT and the work done nationally by the General Secretary within WAMG, we have managed to achieve what most thought impossible, and that is a statement within the 2008 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (your contract) that basically says no responsibility unless extra pay (ie. TLR/leadership).  To quote the document itself: “Teachers are expected to contribute, both orally and in writing as appropriate, to curriculum development by sharing their professional expertise with colleagues and advising on effective practice.  This does not mean that they can be expected to take on the responsibility of, and accountability for, a subject area or to manage other teachers without additional payment.  Responsibilities of this nature should be part of a post that is in the leadership group or linked to a post which attracts a TLR……….” This is a major achievement as many colleagues were seen as accountable to OFSTED, or School Improvement Teams, yet received no additional pay.  In addition, performance management objectives were often set around these areas of ‘responsibility’. Not any more!
Primary Coordinators