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We’re worth a decent pay rise!

  “We note that successive years of below-inflation pay deals has seen teachers’ pay fall in real terms by 13%.” other public sector unions are campaigning for a real pay rise. In particular we note 14 health unions have written … Continue reading

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Strike notifications HAVE been sent

We have had a number of queries on this with Heads saying that they did not receive either the notification of ballot and the notification of strike. We have checked these with our Regional Office and they have stated that … Continue reading

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Strike on Tuesday 5th July advice for reps and members

Southwark Teachers Association Briefing for NUT Reps    and members   Subject: NUT strike action on July 5th   After careful consideration of the political situation, the NUT had confirmed that a one day strike will go ahead on Tuesday July 5th … Continue reading

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URGENT NUT meeting tonight – Wilson Road SE5 8PD – NUT ballot for strike action against the white paper

NUT meeting tonight (WEDS 27th April) from 5:15 (but come when you can – hot food!) the theme is: what can you do in your school to organise for the ballot against The White Paper? The NUT ballot will open … Continue reading

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Get ready for the ballot on strike action – we need to all help to get the vote out

Hopefully you have had something of a break from teacher workload over the Easter holidays. I certainly wouldn’t usually email you outside term time, but then these are not usual times! Get ready for a ballot for national strike action … Continue reading

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No forced academies – demo at 5pm next Thursday Westminster Cathedral and march to protest at DFE

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION * HANDS OFF OUR SCHOOLS * NO FORCED ACADEMIES Schools need more: * teachers * money * places * NOT ideology Assemble: March 23rd, 5pm, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street SW1P 1QW, March to Department for Education, Map: http://bit.ly/academiesmarchContinue reading

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Primary SATs fiasco

Dear colleague The Primary Assessment Fiasco Assessment at KS1 and KS2 is badly planned and chaotically managed. It is not surprising that teachers are up in arms. In the face of teachers’ anger and dismay, the DfE has made some … Continue reading

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Public meeting against Islamophobia this Thursday 10th March – central London

Public meeting Thursday 10 March • 6.30 pm Bloomsbury Baptist Church 235 Shaftesbury Avenue London, WC2H 8EP Speakers: • Salma Yaqoob • Lindsey German • Moazzam Begg • Kevin Courtney • Maz Saleem • Sabby Dhalu • Mohammed Umar Farooq … Continue reading

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Motion to pass in your school on SATs and Assessment

Motion on SATs and Assessment for school NUT groups This motion was drafted following a special meeting of primary teachers to discuss the growing concerns about the arrangements for SATs and Teacher Assessment this year. Please discuss this in your … Continue reading

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SATs and Teacher Assessment

Dear members, We had a very good discussion about SATs and Teacher Assessment at our branch meeting last night It seems clear that the widespread concerns about what is happening with Assessment at KS1 and KS2 give us an opportunity … Continue reading

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