Stand up for Education – NUT manifesto
Just days to the UK general election – 7 May. Clearly, people need to be on the electoral register to vote for education. They have until next Monday (20 April) to register to vote online. Parents and teachers have a golden opportunity to use the time before the general election to pressure politicians. Our manifesto makes recommendations that the next Government should adopt, to benefit all children.
What you can do
- Vote for education - sign the petition
- Order the manifesto - now updated with endorsements
- Share our manifesto with parents, colleagues and neighbours
- Ask electoral candidates to back our manifesto
- Attend ‘education question times and hustings of parliamentary candidates’ in your area
Loughborough day of action , Saturday 25 April (change of date)
Loughborough is the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan’s constituency. While the NUT is not affiliated to any political party we are seeking a strong vote for education when Britain goes to the polls on 7 May.
On the day of action we want as many people in Loughborough as possible to hear about the NUT’s positive education manifesto. Please volunteer to help for a couple of hours on 25 April to help us get our message across.
Baseline assessment: We can do better
Assessment is part of education, but only when assessments are used to support children, not for 'accountability frameworks’. If you think our children deserve better than the baseline assessment – sign the petition to scrap it.
Find more about why the NUT and others oppose the baseline.
The Year of Assessment - Life Without Levels
The NUT is developing a NEW free online professional development resource for assessment with the Curriculum Foundation, with whom we have worked previously on the Year of the Curriculum programme. The aim of the programme is to help teachers develop their expertise and to reclaim professional control over assessment.
See available year of assessment units.
NUT Annual Conference