16-18 November: Black Teachers’ Conference 2018

16-18 November: Black Teachers’ Conference 2018 – Important Update

Black Teachers Conference flyer with date of conference and conference title. Images showing black teachers in action.Applications are now open for this year’s Black Teachers’ Conference, which will be held in Bristol. The Conference theme will be “Re-Claiming the Dream – Leading the Change Together”. The recent Windrush scandal and racist protests by the far-right reminds us all of the importance of having strong self-organised Black networks within our union to counter the toxic narrative of the far-right. This conference is the key platform for NEU Black members to articulate this counter narrative.
The application forms will be sent directly to your association/division secretary’s generic email address for authorisation and payment. Delegate fee is £354. This year we are moving the division authorisation form online to make the process easier for divisions; however hardcopy forms can be requested by contacting the equalities team. Members will not have a confirmed place until we receive the completed application form and payment from the association/division.
For any queries relating to the equality conferences please email equality@neu.org.uk

Closing date for the receipt of application is October 15th 2018

NEU Newham has a policy for equality conference applications. See Equality Page of this website. http://www.newhamteachers.org.uk/?page_id=1645

Free film study day for primary schools

From BFI:

Photograph of young child. Taken from BFI "My home" event publicity.My Home: a BFI Study Day

Join us at our free BFI Southbank Study Day to explore the themes of ‘home’, ‘being an outsider’ and ‘being a refugee’

Tue 05 Jun 2018 | BFI Southbank 10:30-12:45

What does ‘home’ mean to you? Have you ever felt like an outsider? What does it mean to be welcomed?

We would like to invite you and your pupils to join us on Tuesday 05 June from 10:30-12:45 at BFI Southbank for our Study Day: My Home. In this interactive event we will explore what it means to be an outsider, how we define ‘home’ and how it feels to be a refugee.

Pupils will watch an extract from Paddington and then two short films: Jemima and Johnny and Palle Alone in the World. These films will challenge their perception of what it means to find your place in the world. We will follow each film with a wider discussion around the themes of ‘finding your place in the world’ and ‘being an outsider’.

Tickets for this event are free but booking is essential as space is limited. We are especially keen to welcome schools that have significant numbers of children recently arrived from outside the UK.

To book, please contact us on 020 7815 1329.

Click this link to see our full study day programme.

Resource to Support Teaching Migration in Schools

The Runnymede Trust has developed a website presenting the often untold stories of the generations of migrants to the UK and celebrating the richness of contributions made, and lives lived, by Britain’s many migrant groups.
It is primarily designed to support teachers and students studying migration to Britain. There are classroom activities, lesson plans and lesson activities.

From NEU Officers’ eBulletin

Team Margot: “Giving to help others” campaign

Your attention is drawn to the Team Margot organisation which is conducting an education campaign to raise awareness of the need for more BAME and mixed-Team Margot logo.race involvement in bone marrow / stem cell / blood & organ donations.

Team Margot is hosting an invite-only event for philanthropy and education influencers to introduce their visionary primary education programme – ‘Giving to Help Others’. Held at City Hall, this will be followed by the ‘Power of One’ photographic exhibition, in conjunction with City Hall’s Education and Youth team.
Our President Peg Probett has been invited to attend and a report will be available after the event.  Continue reading Team Margot: “Giving to help others” campaign

NUT Black Teachers Constituency Executive Holder Report July 2017

Report from
Paulina Blackstock, Black Teacher Constituency Executive Holder, via NUT Circular

(Please note that the following is the opinion of the ESH and does not necessarily represent the Union’s existing policies)

NUT Black Teachers Constituency Executive Holder Report July 2017

For future reference this report is also on the Black & Minortity Ethnic webpage

NUT Black Teachers’ Conference 2017

Potential applicants please note:
Newham Teachers’ Association has its own deadline of 25th June 2016 for interested members to apply. A meeting of the Finance Working Party has been agreed to take place at 4pm on Monday 26th June 2017 to then finalise the matter of who will be supported and the number to be supported.

Black Teachers’ Conference (BTC) this year.
BTC 2017
Location: Birmingham Conference and Events Centre (BCEC), Birmingham City, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW
Date: Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November 2017.
Fee: £299 per delegate (Fee includes; Conference attendance, all refreshments (including dinner on Friday) and accommodation for Friday and Saturday evening (excludes: travel expenses).

Details are on the NUT website: