NUT members from several Banbury schools met at St John's RC Primary on Thursday February 27th.
Those present discussed the proposed changes to teachers' pay and conditions and their likely effect on teachers' workload and professional relationships.
We also talked about effective communication with parents and others as to the consequences if the changes go through.
Discussion then moved on to the importance of organisation and representation at school level, building informal local support networks and using these to exchange experience and ideas.
The meeting lasted about an hour. Thanks are due to St John's Headteacher Kevin Griffiths and his staff for their warm and generous hospitality.