In this section you will find information on activities on international issues being undertaken by local associations and divisions and individual members of the NUT.
The Africa Project is the result of the inspirational international development work of one of our members and his pupils and school.
We are keen to find out more about the work undertaken by NUT’s local associations, divisions and members on international issues. Please tell us what international work you are involved in by completing and returning the survey below, and we will consider including it in this section.
Divisions and local associations are invited to submit nominations for the inaugural Steve Sinnott International Solidarity Award which gives recognition to members who have made exemplary contributions to their school or association or division’s work on international solidarity. A nomination form and further details can be found in the following documents.
Bankside Primary School in Leeds is a model of good practice in global education. As part of the NUT-backed Send my Friend to School campaign, members of the school council led meetings and assemblies to raise awareness and understanding about the inequalities and the importance of world leaders fulfilling their millennium promises. With a focus on the 2013 campaign theme, Every Child Needs a Teacher, each member of staff (over 80) and each child from nursery upwards (about 700) identified what made a good teacher and signed a petition.
The NUT has a proud history on the global stage. As an International Solidarity Officer you will play a key role locally in working towards the NUT’s global vision to show solidarity, protect teachers’ trade union rights and to support high quality public education for all. For a role description and to find out how to apply to become an International Solidarity Officer please see flyer.
The NUT plays a significant role in supporting teacher unions worldwide. Twinning is part of the international work of the NUT. This publication aims to provide guidelines for associations and divisions to help you get started if you are planning international twinning.