No expansion of selective education – a good local school for every child
The NUT is opposed to the Conservative Government's proposals to expand selective education in England, set out in the green paper Schools that work for everyone. Read our full response to the green paper here.
ALL the evidence demonstrates that selective education has NO positive benefits but many negative impacts:
The NUT recruits and represents teachers in whichever type of school they teach, including existing grammar schools. However, for the reasons above we do not think that the expansion of selective education is in the interests of children’s education.
The Government set out is plans on selective education in a green paper (a consultation document), Schools that Work for Everyone, published in September 2016. Its proposals on selective education would allow:
Interview with campaigner against selective education, Len Goldman, 100-year old NUT member from Brighton
Len Goldman was born in the middle of the First World War. Despite failing the equivalent of the eleven-plus exam and leaving school at 14, he went on to become a teacher and spent his career in secondary education. A lifelong opponent of selective education, he was recently made a life member of the Union. The NUT was proud to conduct this interview with Len in his 101st year and we are proud to have him as a member of the Union.