Protect Teachers Defend Education
NUT Manifesto and consultation documents – a briefing for reps
Click here for a detailed briefing on these two vital documents.
Standing Up for Education
Consulting on our campaign
Since 2010 we have faced the most concerted onslaught on education and on teachers in generations.
The Stand Up for Education campaign is the NUT’s strategic response to that onslaught.
Fighting for education outlines this campaign - the attacks we have faced, the victories we have won and the issues we still need to fight for. We would like you to discuss this document, alongside our election manifesto with members and to think about the possibility of using them to engage with parents and the wider community.
Please get involved – volunteer to engage with parents and pressure politicians – your involvement will make a real difference and the stakes have never been higher.
Please also join the debate in your workplace and respond to our consultation ballot, which members in workplaces where we might call action (ie most state schools, academies and 6th form colleges) will receive at home on 26 September 2014.
Keep up the pressure
A key strand of our Stand up for Education campaign is communicating to politicians the concerns that teachers have. Over 150 MPs were lobbied in Westminster at the NUT lobby of Parliament on 10 June. We know that many more MPs are being lobbied in their constituencies.
Volunteer to lobby your MP and engage with parents here.
For more details on the dispute see our Edufacts on workload, pay and pensions .
On 10 July thousands and thousands and thousands of teachers stood up for education and public services. Click here to see a photo gallery.
Our strike in March this year forced the publication of the workload statistics which had been collected more than a year earlier. It also forced the Government to produce guidance for head teachers about the evidence demands they place on teachers and on equalities issues in pay determination. We have written to NUT representatives about how to make the best use of this guidance.
Engaging with Parents
We want to enlist the support of as many parents as possible in the campaign for education. Check here for more information, including a parents' leaflet explaining reasons to strike and our vision for education.
See photos and reports of successful stalls that have engaged parents and public.
Teachers’ YouGov survey
This YouGov survey of a representative sample of teachers is a damning indictment of this Government’s record on Education.
Joint NUT/NASUWT Model Pay Policy
The NUT / NASUWT have agreed on a joint pay policy checklist and model pay policy. These are fully consistent and compliant with the provisions of the 2013 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
Action short of strike action
Click here for the latest advice and details on action short of strike action.
Click below to see our campaign pages for each of the key issues, including more detailed briefings and campaign tools