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Refuge week coming soon

Dear colleague Refugee Week takes place from 18-24 June 2018. In its 20th year, the National Education Union is proud to be the first ever education union to partner. We hope you will get involved and use some of the … Continue reading

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Tories plan new grammar school scam

THE TORIES unveiled plans to hand selective grammar schools £50 million last week—while slashing funding for state schools. The news has infuriated teachers, parents and education campaigners. Jess is a teacher and member of the national executive committee of the … Continue reading

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Anger on show at TUC demo in London

OVER 25,000 trade unionists and campaigners marched through London on the TUC union federation’s “New deal for working people” demonstration last Saturday. It called for a minimum wage of £10 an hour now, a ban on zero hours contracts and … Continue reading

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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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