ASTI express concerns over indemnity for calculated grades

The ASTI says it has concerns the indemnity brought in around calculated grades doesn’t protect teachers enough.

The union believe it covers schools and principals but has received legal advice and is requesting the Minister for Education Joe McHugh and the Department of Education to provide full indemnity.

Guidelines were issued yesterday which protects teachers from getting undue influence from students while attempting to give a predictive mark.

Students can be reported to the Department of Education.

Kieran Christie, general secretary of the ASTI, says there needs to be more protection on indemnity for individuals: