Reminder: NEU (NUT) Representatives / Open Meeting 06/03/2018

NEU Representatives / Open Meeting

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Committee Room Three or Four

5pm to 6.30pm

East Ham Town Hall

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The meeting will discuss the resolution (26/02/2018) by Newham Council to oppose academisation. That resolution came after a successful NEU Newham campaign against academisation and our Demonstration March on 26/02/2016.

Meetings are usually advertised on this website 6 days before they are due to take place.

Advance notice of all meetings for 2018 and a downloadable calendar are always available on our “Meetings” page of the website.

Update following successful march opposing academisation

The campaign to oppose academisation had a significant victory on Monday night. The council passed very clear amendments opposing academisation.

The wording of amendment 2.1 passed by Newham council on Monday 26th Feb, both Robin Wales and mayoral contender Rokshana Fayaz voting for it, reads:

‘This council resolves to call on all governing bodies who are considering academisation to halt all steps towards academisation until and unless there has been a binding parental and staff ballot, conducted by an impartial body such as the Electoral reform Society. If the ballot votes No to acdemisation then that outcome must be accepted and implemented.’

The NEU will be sending the letter attached to all chairs of governors, all heads, and all NEU reps. All councillors have been emailed asking them to implement this resolution.
NEU Newham letter
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We have heard back from Cllr Abdul Muhit to see if a postponement of the academisation of Nelson, Vicarge, Elmhurst and Gallions can be halted.



Please get in touch if you want support at your school to oppose moves to academise.

Our thanks again to all who participated in the march and to all those councillors who listened to our views and supported the council’s resolution.



The online application for LGBT+ Teachers Conference 2018 has now gone live. This booking form needs to be completed and returned to us at your earliest convenience. The conference is an exciting opportunity to engage activists and potential activists from an under-represented group. Having listened to your feedback we will be running a Reps Taster session at the conference so as many activist outcomes are achieved as possible.

Please promote the conference and the application link:

The event is from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April 2018. The package includes: hotel for single occupancy, breakfast, 3 course dinner Saturday night, Conference attendance, lunch and refreshments – all you need to do is complete the form and it will be sent automatically to your association/division secretary for consideration. If your association/division nominates you, they will pay the conference fee.

Closing date for the receipt of application is Tuesday 27th March 2018.

The form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Once you start this form it cannot be saved half way. Please have at hand the following:

Your membership number
You need to know your association/division as incorrect details may delay your application
If you intend to travel by train, check train times to arrive at Leeds station for Friday 20th April at around 18:30 – the networking buffet starts at 19:00.

For further info please email