Since the general election, the government have gone all out to try to drive through their Academies and Free Schools programme. They are making slow progress. The overwhelming majority of schools are not rushing to become Academies. The proposal to make all schools directly funded had to be dropped from the Education White Paper. Parents, teachers, governors and councillors around the country are opposing the conversion of their schools into academies. The Anti Academies Alliance (AAA) has been active across the country organising meetings, producing briefings and newspapers, stickers and balloons. The coming year will be crucial in the fight...
31 Dec 2010
The Campaign for the Book is organised by Alan Gibbons, renowned children's author. Click on the link below to read their latest newsletter.Campaign for the Book - December 2010 Newsletter
31 Dec 2010
We are looking for people to join our Committee. No previous experience is necessary; just a desire to help the union in its struggle to defend state education and to protect teachers salaries and conditions of service in the face of the government’s attempt to dismantle the welfare state. The Committee meets twice a term. You can be nominated for one of the officer positions (see list below) or else a non-officer Committee member. Please contact the Secretary, Jon Duveen, for more details of what the jobs involve (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vice-President - Treasurer - Secretary - Assistant Secretary (Distribution) - Assistant Secretary...
7 Nov 2010
This NUT briefing gives you the key facts about about the position on teachers' pay:Protecting teachers' pay
18 Sep 2010
This document provides guidance for School Reps./Health and Safety Reps. on working with governing bodies to help protect teachers' mental health. NUT guidance on protecting teachers' mental health
4 Sep 2010
Teachers working in schools which are placed in an OFSTED category of concern, either special measures or notice to improve,may experience a wide range of pressures as a result of their school judged to be "failing". The NUT is committeed to supporting fully any teacher in this situation. This document provides information and advice on a number of issues which may effect NUT members working in schools which aredeemd to require special measures or a notice to improve. NUT advice on working in a special measures or notice to improve school
4 Sep 2010
DEFEND PUBLIC SERVICES Conference organised by Cambridgeshire Against the Cuts Saturday 17th July 2010 10.30am 'til 3pm Bailey Rooms, Shire Hall, Cambridge The new Con/Dem Government has announced an unprecedented attack on the welfare state. If they get away with it then many vital services will be decimated. Whilst corporation tax is cut and the bonus culture rolls on, ordinary people are expected to pay for the bankers' crisis. The number of workers set to lose their jobs could be 1.5 million across the public and private sector. The attacks are unjust and unnecessary and together we can stop them. ...
11 Jul 2010
Kendra Deacon, National Executive member for our area, reports on latest developments. National Executive Report - May 2010
6 Jun 2010
Unison is running briefing sessions for its members in schools. More details ...
26 May 2010
The NUT is supporting the joint Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and TUC campaign calling on people not to buy goods from illegal Israeli settlements. It should be noted that this is not a call for a general boycott of Israeli goods and services which would hit ordinary Israeli and Palestinian workers. Instead, this is a call for targetted, consumer-led sanctions against the settlements. If the label says "Produce of West Bank (Israeli settlements produce" don't buy it - it comes from stolen land. For more details see www.palestinecampaign.org.
23 May 2010