15 July 2016
Kevin Courtney has been elected as the twelfth General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union in Europe.
Under Union rules, Mr Courtney takes over immediately from Christine Blower, who stood down in May after seven years as General Secretary.
In welcoming his election success, Mr Courtney paid tribute to the other candidate, Ms Beth Davies, for the conduct of the election.
Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said:
“This is an extraordinary honour. General Secretary of the NUT is one of the most important jobs in education and I am proud to be taking on that role. I will work tirelessly to achieve an education system that recognizes all our children’s strengths and respects and recognises the incredible job that teachers do.