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
Mar 20


The Chancellor had another opportunity to announce emergency funding for schools in his spring statement last week.

Instead, he chose to do nothing, leaving school communities alone to deal with the biggest funding crisis in a generation.

With a new Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, and local elections looming across the country this May, the nation will be engaged in a national conversation about the state of our public services.

We must work to make sure the school funding crisis is front and centre in the media and with politicians at this time.

It’s time to step up the pressure, that’s why we’ve produced an Action Toolkit for campaigners.

At the General Election 2017, the force of our campaigning led 750,000 people to switch their vote because of school funding. It’s time to get organising again to bring this issue to the top of the agenda in our communities.

We need to create a noise so loud that no one can ignore what’s happening to our schools.  

That means making a visible statement with window posters, leafleting our school gates, participating in the national banner action and holding community meetings.

With these actions big and small we can together ignite a scandal about school cuts in every corner of the country.

We mustn’t rest until every politician knows that there are millions of voters who are well informed and willing to use their votes and voices to fight for our children’s education.

In the toolkit you’ll find resources, order forms, signup sheets. Everything you’ll need to get organising in your community with more to come.

If you have any questions just reply to this email.

Thank you so much for all you do,

Andrew Baisley

Campaigner, School Cut

Mar 12

Workload announcement is a beginning, but more than ambition needed
We are pleased the Government is finally beginning to recognise the teacher shortage crisis, but it will be seen in classrooms round the country whether today’s announcement makes any practical difference, says Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union.
Kevin Courtney said: “We are pleased the Government is beginning to recognise the scale of the challenge in teacher recruitment and retention and says it is willing to work with us to tackle these related problems.

“We will fully engage, and urge our members to take up the issue of workload in schools.

“But the Government needs more than ambition if these efforts are to work. School accountability needs fundamental reform, not tinkering. School leaders need to be know what the Government and Ofsted expects of them, not just what they don’t expect. The Government needs to recognise that funding cuts are also now driving up workload – with class sizes increasing in two-thirds of secondary schools and teachers facing cut backs in preparation time. And the Government needs to recognise that it must deal with the growing uncompetitiveness of teacher pay.”

Jan 30


If you would like to attend this course please email Julia Rex at for registration including your name, contact email and workplace so that the system can register you.
FREE CPD giving advice on Anxiety, Compulsion and Tics.

This fantastic session has been well received by both teachers and those individuals who suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Tourette’s.

Date: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018
Time: From 5pm
Location: Pontlands Park, West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Essex, CM2 8HR.
Refreshments will be included

This twilight CPD session ‘is a must’ for anyone working with young people.

To book register here or email Julia Rex and Ellie Manns at

Speaker: Stephen Challen, Chelmsford (Essex) ADHD Support Group. Stephen is an inspirational and motivational speaker who brings a unique understanding and extensive personal experience to his sessions.

The CPD session will give advice and information about Anxiety, Compulsion and Tics and will include an introduction to anxiety, the symptoms and how anxiety affects the individual.
Stephen will also:
• Explain Compulsions and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
• Explain Tics and Tic Disorders
• Outlines Key Advice and Help within a School Setting
• Run a Q&A Session