The NUT regularly submits written evidence and gives oral evidence to parliamentary inquiries as well as briefing MPs and Peers.
Education and Adoption Bill
This Bill was published in June. It seeks to convert ‘failing’ or ‘coasting’ schools to academy status and silence school staff, governing bodies and local authorities who may oppose such a move.
2015 Queen’s Speech
The Queen’s Speech of 27 May 2015 highlighted a number of legislative proposals which the NUT will be following. Of particular interest will be an Education Bill and a Trade Unions Bill. The NUT has sent this initial response to the Speech to MPs and Peers.
Education Select Committee
Please find below examples of the NUT’s involvement in the work of the Education Select Committee during the course of the last Parliament.
Academies and Free Schools
NUT oral evidence– Kevin Courtney, Deputy General Secretary (14 October 2014)
NUT oral evidence – Emma Hardy, Primary teacher and Vice-President of East Riding NUT (24 June 2014)
NUT written evidence – December 2013
Inquiry on Great Teachers – follow up
NUT written submission and NUT further written submission– July 2013
NUT oral evidence – Anne Swift, NUT Executive member and head teacher (17 July 2013)
Inquiry into School partnerships and cooperation
NUT written submission (May 2013)
For further information about the NUT’s work in Westminster or for advice about how to lobby your MP locally, please contact the Union’s Parliamentary Officer Chris Brown on 0207 380 4712 or email@example.com