After the 1st Strike Day….

The NUT says:

Tens of thousands of NUT members rallied and marched against funding cuts and for better terms and conditions.

NUT says "Invest, Don't Cut".
NUT says “Invest, Don’t Cut”.

With thousands of schools affected or closed, the strike drew national attention to school funding. After days spent trying to avoid the issue, Nicky Morgan was finally forced to try and defend the Government’s position.

We gained the support of parent groups, political parties and sister unions including the BMA. 6,000 teachers joined the NUT in the week leading up to the action!

“Refugees Are Welcome Here”

NTA Schools 2016 Competition Winners.

Another successful “Refugees Are Welcome Here” Poetry Competition has just been held by Newham Teachers’ Association.

Finalists from each participating school, together with their families, were invited to Essex Primary School for a celebratory event and prize giving on 14/07/2016.

Christine Blower presented the prizes.

Competition group photo
Competition group photo

The NTA thanks Christine for her support and encouragement of the event.
Thanks also to all the schools which participated and ensured the success of the competition.

Prize winning entries:

1st Prize KS 1

1st Prize Lower KS 2

1st Prize Upper KS 2

1st Prize KS 3

Newham Teachers’ Association has held this annual competition for many years now and some previous entries were recently published nationally by the NUT: Newham Refugee Poetry Book 2015/16

 

Hand clasp. Refugee solidarity.
Solidarity With Refugees

The Union has a long-standing commitment to supporting refugee children and their teachers. Please look out for the “Refugees Are Welcome Here” Poetry Competition again next year.

 

Strike day and demonstration widely supported.

The NUT held a hugely successful strike day on 05/07/2016. The NTA contingent was one of the biggest. Many thanks to all NTA members who supported the strike and especially to those members who attended the demonstration. We need to ensure that our schools are defended, together with teachers’ national pay and conditions.

Thanks to Iain Hale and Miriam Scharf for the photographs.