YOU ARE INVITED TO A GENERAL MEETING OF
NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION MEMBERS
AT HARWICH & DOVERCOURT HIGH SCHOOL,
HALL LANE, CO12 3TG
ON TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER FROM
4.30PM – 5.30PM.
THE MEETING IS BEING HOSTED BY THE COLCHESTER & NE ESSEX ASSOCIATION OF THE NUT AND IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF NUT AND ATL SECTIONS OF OUR NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION.
THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE A REPORT ON THE RECENT SIGMA TRUST JOINT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE ON ISSUES SUCH AS PAY, WORKLOAD, PPA TIME, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, ETC.
YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION AND HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOW IT SHOULD BE STRUCTURED LOCALLY.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4PM.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT
NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION
COLCHESTER & NORTH-EAST ESSEX
Colchester and NE Essex are having a meeting at Harwich and Dovercourt School on Tuesday 17th October at 4.30 for all NEU members. If you’re in our area come along.
Colchester and NE Essex NEU (NUT section) has a new president. Georgia Townsend is following in her father’s footsteps!
Nine out of 21 schools in the region have not released the benchmark figure of the percentage of students achieving at least a grade four in English and maths to the East Anglian Daily Times.
At least half the schools are academies or independent schools.
Despite repeated requests, the schools are refusing to supply results. In contrast, almost all schools in Suffolk have given results, and there is no apparent issue with schools providing data elsewhere across the country.
Overall, UK GCSE pass rates have fallen this year amid the biggest shake-up of exams in a generation.
Today’s figures show that across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the proportion of entries scoring at least an A grade – or a 7 under the new system – has fallen by 0.5 percentage points to 20% compared to last summer, while the percentage gaining a C or above – or a 4 under the new system – is down 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.
An Essex County Council spokesman said he was not aware of any issues with schools. The authority will issue Essex results later today.
Jerry Glazier, NUT general secretary in Essex, also said he was not aware of any issues with schools providing results in the county.
He said: “I am surprised, since it’s been common practice in recent history for schools to publicise in big banners their exam results.”