The NUT is organising a lobby of supply agencies to highlight the unacceptable pay and pensions position facing supply teachers, while agencies drive down pay and take out huge sums in commission and senior employees' salaries. This lobby is for all teachers, not just supply teachers. For details, and to register, go here.
The Government's Trade Union Bill is an unprecedented attack on trade unions and the rights of working people. The Bill threatens civil liberties and would tie unions up in regulation. It is being considered in Parliament now and must be opposed. The NUT is backing a TUC rally and lobby of Parliament on Monday, 2 November. For details of this and how the Union is campaigning against the bill go here.
The Conservatives' planned funding cuts will hit every school and college in England hard. Join the NUT national lobby of Parliament about education funding on Wednesday 18 November. Help to persuade MPs that freezing school funding is wrong, when pupil numbers are rising and teacher recruitment and retention is falling. For more details of the education funding crisis in England, go here. For details of the underfunding of Welsh schools go here.
This research investigates the impact on children of the approach to accountability being pursued in England. Teachers expect to be accountable: but in ways which are sensible, proportionate and which benefit children’s education. This is not the case in English schools.
The baseline assessment will test children’s abilities in literacy and numeracy within weeks of them entering school in reception. The NUT believes that children are more than a score. A range of campaign resources on baseline testing are available on our Better Without Baseline campaign page.