Time and place to be decided. In addition to holding a brief meeting to select priority motions for Easter Conference, there will be a social event to welcome in the new year and look forward to the first full year of the NEU.
9.30 am. Colliton Club, Dorchester.
Wimborne. The joint Secretaries and Officers of the amalgamated unions get together to continue planning for full merger of local posts, meetings, procedures, rules etc to be in effect by Jan 2019.
10.00 am, Regional Office, Knightshayes House, 9 Harrier Way, Sowton, Exeter EX2 7HU. The second of two wide ranging meetings of delegates from all over the South West. Exchange of information, updates on local campaigns, insights into how Local Authorities and academy chains are pressing changes. Most of all a chance to network with active NEU colleagues regionally.
9.30 am. Colliton Club, Dorchester. (Review facilities allocation)
5.30 pm. Allendale Centre, Wimborne. The final AGM in its current format - election of officers, accounts, decisions for the future running of branches/clusters. Held jointly with Bournemouth and Poole Divisions. Short business meetings followed by guest speaker, Exective Member Robin Head. Drinks and buffet provided.
9.30 am. Colliton Club, Dorchester. (Final submissions of facilities usage).
This is the main event in the Union's year. Over 1,000 delegates from all over England and Wales gather to decide on the Union’s strategies and policies. Dorset can send up to 7 delegates who vote on behalf of our local membership. In particular, young teachers especially in the primary sector are encouraged to attend. All expenses and accommodation are paid, and families can join delegates for the weekend.