With reference to the Migrant Research Study being carried out in schools, following the intervention of the MUT, the Ministry for Education and employment have agreed that:
– PSCD teachers will be holding the focus groups with the students on a voluntary basis, and the Ministry will supply a research assistant who will take notes. PSCD teachers will therefore not be asked to take notes or write a report;
– Heads and Assistant Heads will not be involved in data collection.
In view of this, the MUT is withdrawing the directive on this issue. Members are kindly being asked to notify the Union should there be a breach of these agreed terms.