Sep 06


Joint NUT/ATL training weekend  Marks Tey Hotel Saturday 17 -18 November 2018.
It has been agreed to hold a joint two day training weekend with ATL on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18 November at the Marks Tey Hotel , Marks Tey, Nr Colchester
The weekend has been agreed to be part of the launch of the fully integrated NEU from 1 January 19
The programme start at 10.15 on Saturday with a keynote presentation by NEU joint General Secretary Mary Bousted and concludes on Sunday with lunch
A varied and interesting programmes is being planned including valuable organising sessions as well as a CPD session on Voice Training for teachers
For participants from *Essex Local Associations all the conference costs except travel will be covered by Essex Division NUT. This includes overnight accommodation, all meals, tea and coffee.
It is very much hoped that Local Associations will identify 3/4 delegates with, if possible, half coming from young or more recently active members
Please let me have the names and email addresses of those who will be coming from your Association by no later than Monday 1 October
Jerry Glazier
General Secretary NEU Essex Division NUT Section
Dec 10


The Essex Schools closed Monday December 11 so far:

The full list as of 9pm.

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School,

Brentwood, CM14 4EX

Burnham on Crouch Primary School,

Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8LG

Doddinghurst Infant School,

Brentwood, CM15 0NJ

Doddinghurst Church of England,

Brentwood, CM15 0NJ

Grove House School,

Brentwood, CM15 9DA

High Ongar Primary School

High Ongar, CM5 9NB

Holly Trees Primary School,

Brentwood, CM14 5RY

Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School,

Brentwood, CM5 0DH

Larchwood Primary School,

Brentwood, CM15 9NG

Long Ridings Primary School,

Brentwood, CM13 1DU

Moreton Church of England Primary,

Ongar, CM5 0JD

Mountnessing Church of England,

Brentwood, CM15 0UH

Sent in by Arline Sloan

Plume School,

Maldon, CM9 6AB

Shenfield High School,

Brentwood, CM15 8RY

St Helen’s Catholic Junior School Academy,

Brentwood, CM15 9BY

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School,

Loughton, IG10 2DY,

St Thomas of Cantebury Church of England,

Brentwood, CM12 9LH

The Ongar Academy,

Ongar, CM5 0AN

Schools with shorter opening hours due to the snow:

The Boswell’s Academy


The school announced on its website that it will be open 10am to 2:45pm.

On their website, it states: “There will be no clubs before and after school and there will only be a very limited food service at the break. Please be advised that we will be relaxing our rules regarding footwear and students should wear footwear that is appropriate to the snowy/icy conditions. Students should stick to the treated pathways on site and take care on the journey to and from school.”

Moulsham High School delayed start

Moulsham High School have announced a delayed start to the day, students asked to arrive at 9:55am, but staff will be in at normal time.

Students will start their day at 9:55am, and finish at 3:25pm.


Snow In Essex

  • A12 gridlocked
  • Have the roads been gritted?
  • Lorries trapped by snow
  • When will it stop snowing?
  • Road closures
  • Shopping centre shut
  • Should you drive with snow on your car?
  • Forecast

The school has also said the Year 11 Art exams will start later too, but have not given an update on whether the exam will finish an hour later, but promise no child will be at a disadvantage.

Chelmer Valley High announces late start

Chelmer Valley High will be open tomorrow, but it will have a late start following the bad weather.

The structure of the day will start at 10:30am and the school day will end at 3pm.

Nov 06


Just a reminder about dates of various meetings this month including a couple of events in Colchester which you are welcome to attend.
Wednesday 8th November ‘Asbestos in Schools’ 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Colchester
A speaker from the Joint Union Action Committee on Asbestos will address the meeting, which has been organised by the Colchester NEU(NUT Section) and the local Trades Council.
Thursday 9th November Essex NEU (ATL Section)  5pm-7pm Pontlands Park Hotel, Chelmsford, CM2 8HR
ATL Section National President, Niamh Sweeney, will address the meeting on ‘Challenges to protect education in the future’.
If you are interested in attending please let Jeff Fair know –
Saturday 11th November Colchester NEU(NUT Section) Autumn Social  12-2pm at the North Hill Hotel, Colchester.
An informal social occasion for members in the Colchester area. Sandwiches and a free drink provided.
Saturday 18th November NEU (NUT Section) Eastern Region Council 10.30am Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne, CB23 6BW
All of our Essex NUT Section Executive are invited to this meeting and it is important that Essex is well represented. Please confirm with me or Jerry whether you will be attending.
Wednesday 22nd November 5.30pm The Bell, Danbury, CM3 4DT
Third Joint Officers Meeting of Essex Executive Committees of NUT and ATL Sections
Minutes of the last meeting are attached. Agenda for this meeting to follow.
Monday 27th November Essex NEU(NUT Section) Division Council
5.15pm Executive Committee  6pm Division Council
Essex County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford
Agendas, minutes etc to follow.
December appears to be free!
Look forward to seeing you at some of the above meetings.
David Evans
Admin Secretary
Essex NEU (NUT Section)