Protect Teachers Defend Education
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.
This pressure on politicians is beginning to deliver results. Most recently we received this excellent report from Angela Argenzio - an NUT member in Sheffield - of her meeting with her local MP the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Within days of the meeting, Nick Clegg was telling the Times Educational Supplement that he wanted to bring an end to the Government’s “acrimonious” relationship with teachers and tackle the rising workload faced by the profession.
10 July strike
On 10 July thousands and thousands and thousands of teachers stood up for education and public services. Click here to see photo gallery.
Keep up the pressure
See photos and reports of successful stalls that have engaged parents and public.
For more details on the dispute see our Edufacts on workload, pay and pensions.
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.
We want to enlist the support of as many parents as possible in the campaign for education. Check here for more information.
Teachers’ YouGov survey
The latest YouGov survey of a representative sample of teachers is a damning indictment of Michael Gove’s time as Secretary of State for 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