ITS UN World Teachers Day – Support the Teachers PM!

United Nations World Teachers Day today – 5th October 2019

UN – World Teachers Day
Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and Education International.

Councillor Phil Bateman said Today “I want to say how I support the teachers of this World and recognise the fine work they do educating our youngsters.
I also want to use this day to appeal again to the Prime Minister and the UK’s Government to take action now, and agree to continue to Fund the 400 Maintained Nursery Schools that we have here in England.

Locally Ashmore Park & Phoenix Nursery Schools, are in this group of schools that are still waiting to see if they are going to survive. The Maintained Nursery Schools are committed to giving children the very best start in life.

Teachers are the educators of the generations, they are dedicated people who work within the Maintained Nursery Education Sectors. yet today they are having their futures blighted, by the uncertainty hanging over the ‘dilly-dallying’ the UK Government is demonstrating – with no decisions over continued funding for this important sector of education. The delay in announcing funding for this educational sector has gone on for far too long.

It’s a growing concern for teachers, schools and parents, that the funding for these schools has still not been agreed. My appeal to the Government is please announce what you are going to do soon. It’s a scandal that you keep people anxious over their careers, their futures, and in consequence the education of of our communities children”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more