Welcome to Croydon National Education Union
Welcome to the home of Croydon Teachers' Association- representing over 2000 Croydon Teachers at work.
Please join us at our next General meeting on June 26th, 5pm at Ruskin House.
The meeting will feature guest speaker Sue Clayton, director of "Calais Children: A Case to Answer" and a clip from the film.
This will be a full National Education Union meeting so NEU-NUT colleagues will be joined by NEU-ATL colleagues and there will be a discussion about future plans for the new union branch from January 2019.
We will also be discussing Pay, in reference to the STRB report.
Get applications in now for Young Teachers' Conference! Croydon NUT are keen to send as many members as possible to this important event. Members 35 and under are eligible. Apply here.
The DfE and Ofsted's joint workload video details the tasks around planning, marking and data that Ofsted says are not required. While the National Education Union continues to campaign against the punitive accountability regime and funding cuts that drive excessive working hours, there are things that as a union group you can do NOW to help strip out unnecessary tasks and give teachers time for teaching.
Three steps you can take to reduce workload:
- Call a union meeting and watch the video below.
- Discuss as a union group the issue(s) you’d like to see change to reduce workload. If you don’t already have a rep at your school, elect one (or more than one) to help lead these discussions.
- Write to your head teacher asking for a meeting to discuss measures to reduce workload in your school, highlighting the DfE/Ofsted video.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Croydon HR's guidance for schools on pay is now available on their website. Check your pay to ensure you have been given the correct (1% or 2%) uplift for your pay scale. Contact us urgently if there is a problem.
Funding cuts are a huge issue for Croydon schools. Despite the Tories' latest pledges 88% of schools across the country are set to see cuts by 2020. Use the NUT's interactive map to see how your local school will be affected. You can use that website to write to Chris Philp, Sarah Jones or Steve Reed about this crucial issue.
What's on in our branch
We hold all meetings in Ruskin House in Croydon. We believe in supportive and relevant training for our members and reps and welcome any suggestions for future training sessions and general meetings.
Our remaining 2017/18 dates are as follows:
June 26th- General Meeting 5-6.30pm
July 4th- Reps Training 1.30-4.30pm
NB: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance at reps training.
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Here is an inspiring song by our own London NUT choir!