Stand up for Education – NUT manifesto
The general election in 2015 will be a watershed moment for education in England and Wales. Parents and teachers have a golden opportunity to use the time before the general election to pressure politicians. Our manifesto makes recommendations for priorities and policies to benefit all children. We are asking that the next government adopts them.
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
Stand up for Education day of action – Loughborough, Saturday 18 April
Loughborough is a high-profile constituency at the general election as the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan is the incumbent. Whilst the NUT is not affiliated to any political party we want education to be a key issue in the campaign and 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 positive vision for education in the NUT’s manifesto. Please do consider volunteering for a couple of hours on 18 April to help us get our message across.
Click here to volunteer
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 calling on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to scrap it.
Find more about why the NUT and others oppose the baseline.
Progress on marking
NUT pressure has persuaded Ofsted to clarify its expectations on marking and feedback to pupils, helping you resist excessive or inappropriate requirements. Read the new NUT guidance on marking and see the Ofsted advice and other materials on school inspection.
The Government’s announcement in response to its workload challenge consultation is bitterly disappointing.
See the NUT's ‘Eight Steps’ to reduce workload, and an NUT comparison of how the Government’s response measures up to the Eight Steps.
What you can do:
- Email your Prospective Parliamentary Candidates to tell them about the issues of excessive workload and the NUT’s suggested Eight Steps to reduce it.
- Tweet #TellNicky we are losing far too many good teachers and she should support the NUT’s Eight Steps