Unions are expecting Michael Gove to make an announcement on Thursday about his plans to deregulate teachers' working conditions, when he releases his response to the Report from the 'School Teachers' Review Body'.
His original proposals were released in his 'evidence' to the STRB report last June - which I summarised in the document posted on: http://goo.gl/zvZvn
Here's what Gove had in mind then:
- Reducing PPA time
- Shorter holidays, longer hours
- No right to a clear lunchbreak
- Back to invigilating exams and covering for absence
How confident will Gove feel to press ahead with his attacks - and, if so, will he again leave it to individual schools to decide how to introduce the deregulation - as he did over pay?
Watch this space ...