The teachers’ dispute on workload, currently being run jointly with a campaign on pay and pensions, needs relaunching on a wholly new basis.
If NUT and NASUWT are serious about using school-based action to frustrate Gove's reforms, win real gains for teachers across the board and build strength and confidence for the national strike action then some basics would need to be put in place:
• Encourage the building of joint action committees in every school
• Publicise every dispute and pour resources into winning
• Highlight every victory in national publications, school bulletins and circulars