Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, comments after the latest round of talks with officials from the Department for Education, which were focused on reducing teacher and leader workload.
“While today’s talks were polite, they were frankly meandering and with industrial action on the horizon once again, it is actions that are now required.
“We are pleased to have been invited to further formal talks on pay with the Secretary of State later this week. We hope these discussions will have a greater degree of urgency and ultimately result in the long overdue improvements to teacher pay and conditions that are needed to end this dispute. That is surely in the best interests of children and young people.”