Stand Up for Education
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 - the attacks we have faced, the victories we have won and the issues we still need to fight for. Three key strands are communicating the concerns that teachers have, enlisting the support of as many parents as possible, and acting effectively as a union in support of education.
We are losing far too many good teachers. An exhausted, dispirited teacher is not what children or parents want or deserve.
The previous Government’s workload challenge consultation ignored the high stakes system of accountability driving unnecessary workload for teachers and school leaders. For more details on the NUTs campaigning on workload, go here.
The Government has pressed ahead with its plans to tear up the national teacher pay system and with its damaging changes to our pensions. It has dismantled the national pay structure and introduced performance related pay for all teachers.
This page contains the resources you need to support the NUT's campaign on teachers’ pay, including a joint pay policy checklist and model pay policy. Click here for more information on our campaigning on teachers' pensions.
As with workload, the NUT works to ensure Government appraisal policies do not negatively impact on education or the working conditions of teachers. Working with other unions, policies have been drawn up to counter the worst excesses. Go here for more details.
For more details see our Edufacts on workload, pay and pensions .
Our strike in March last 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.
Action short of strike action
Click here for the latest advice on action short of strike action.