Monthly Archives: May 2018

Demonstration against Pearson and Bridge International

On Friday 4 May 2018, the National Education Union demonstrated outside the Pearson Annual General Meeting (AGM) to protest against the corporation’s investment in so-called Low-Fee Private Schools provider Bridge. Bridge is one of the largest education for-profit companies in … Continue reading

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NEU comment on Damian Hinds’ speech

Commenting on the Education Secretary’s speech, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Whilst a clarification of the differing roles of Regional Schools Commissioners and Ofsted in school accountability is useful, and schools will welcome this … Continue reading

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Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, comments on plans announced today by Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education.

“Education in our country is facing real problems – mental health issues for our children, a growing teacher recruitment and retention crisis, and huge funding cuts. This Government seems to have no idea how to tackle these problems and is … Continue reading

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MOTION FOR SCHOOL GROUPS ON BASELINE TESTING

    We want to start building up a list of schools where NEU members express their opposition to Baseline Testing and say that they do not want their school to take part in the 2019 pilot tests.   Please … Continue reading

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General advice for members – pay progression

The main rule is that there should be no surprises – if no concerns have been raised about your performance in an appraisal cycle then you should move up the pay spine. In terms of agreeing targets at the beginning … Continue reading

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March for a new deal on Saturday 12th May

  https://www.facebook.com/tradesunioncongress/videos/1722806484431867/   If we raise our voices together, we can rebuild a society that works. Join us this Saturday, 12 May in London – when we’ll be marching for a new deal for working people. #TUCNewDeal     The information … Continue reading

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Event: Campaigning against academisation – how to turn the tide

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1 – 5pm The Wesley Euston Hotel & Conference Venue, 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ Click here to register Resistance against academisation has never gone away, but recent months have seen a sharp increase across … Continue reading

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Named: The 92 academy trusts with multiple staff on £100k+

Posted on 1 May 2018 by AAA office Copied from Schools Week Ninety-two academy trusts with multiple staff on £100,000 to £150,000 a year have been named by the government. Data obtained exclusively by Schools Week shows the majority of … Continue reading

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Standing in the way of privatised education – the battle against academies in Newham

Standing in the way of privatised education – the battle against academies in Newham An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to … Continue reading

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Anti-racists to march THIS SUNDAY demanding justice for the Windrush Generation – JOIN THE MARCH – details below

Anti-racists to march demanding justice for the Windrush Generation by Sarah Bates A protest for the Windrush Generation in Brixton, south London, last week (Pic: Guy Smallman) Anti-racists are stepping up pressure on the Tories as revelations show ministers’ contempt for the … Continue reading

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