Birmingham teachers' rally

Teachers are staging a demonstration in Birmingham today against Government changes to the education system.

Department for Education response to Birmingham teachers' demonstration

"We need an education system that is on a par with the world's best. Our academies programme is turning around hundreds of under performing schools, we are introducing a world class curriculum and our reforms to exams will create qualifications that will keep pace with the demands of universities and employers.

"We want to give schools the freedom to reward teachers' good performance. This will be much fairer than the current arrangements which see the vast majority of teachers automatically getting a pay rise each year. We have met frequently with the NUT and NASUWT to discuss their concerns and will continue to do so."

– Department for Education spokesperson

Teachers' protest in Birmingham

Teacher protest Credit: Geoff Kirby/Press Association Images

Two teaching unions will be staging a demonstration in Birmingham today in protest against the Government's education reforms.

The NASUWT and NUT unions are opposed to the Government's changes to teachers' pensions and pay.

They believe the changes will damage the teaching profession and will undermine the country's education system for years to come.

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