The Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council (NITC) met this morning and discussed the concerns raised by members of all unions in relation to CCEA qualifications. The NITC shares the concerns of members in relation to the workload impact on teachers and principals with assessing and moderating qualifications.

The NITC will seek meetings with:

  • CCEA in relation to the Heads of Centre Guidance which was issued on Friday and the workload impact of it.
  • Management side to discuss how teacher workload will be managed within the Framework of TNC 2020/01 – The Agreement.
  • DE in relation to what substitute cover will be made available to schools to manage the process. Two days per school is simply not enough. NITC understand that there are significant savings to CCEA in relation to qualifications; these savings MUST be used to provide adequate substitute cover for teachers.

The NITC advise teachers that they should wait until the CCEA subject-specific guidance for both GCSE, AS and A Level is made available before putting subject assessment plans in place.

Finally, the NITC will be reminding DE and Management Side that if teachers are required to assist the appeal process in August that any days (or part thereof) will count towards the 195 contractual days.