Our schools have 5,366 fewer teachers

Logo for "School Cuts" campaign. Outline of black X cross on white background. Within the outline of the cross, the words "School Cuts" are printed in black on white.On Friday 29/06/2018 we found out that our schools have 5,366 fewer teachers in the last year. Meanwhile there are 136,544 more pupils.

Photo for "School Cuts" video publicity. Photo shows multi-ethnic classroom with pupils seated, writing at their tables. Main focus is on young black girl, wearing school uniform of grey jumper and grey shirt with red tie.. She has pink and pale blue pen in hand. The words "Volume On" are printed in white at the bottom of the image, referring to video sound.How could this happen in Britain?

Watch and share our film to hear from headteachers.

If enough parents see the facts on school funding, we can turn the tide and win the money our schools so desperately need. Please share this film.

Andrew Baisley
School Cuts Campaigner

PS. On Tuesday, MPs have a chance to question Damian Hinds. Write yours and make sure school funding is at the top of the agenda.


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Gender Equality Pilot, Summer work

From the eBulletin:

NEU Officers' ebulletin logo.Primary practitioners needed: Gender Equality Pilot, Summer work Please could you send out the following request to primary members in your area who might be interested in taking part in this exciting project:
Lifting Limits is a social enterprise with a mission to challenge gender stereotyping and promote gender equality, in and through education. We are looking for experienced primary teachers with a passion for gender equality, good subject knowledge across the curriculum and availability to undertake a few days’ paid work in July/early August to create resources for our pilot. Our
approach is whole school and evidence-based, supporting schools to promote gender equality through ethos, routines and curriculum and giving staff and pupils the confidence and tools to challenge gender stereotyping wherever they encounter it. We are in the early stages of a pilot which will run throughout the 2018-19 school year and will be externally evaluated, involving inset presentations, pupil and parent workshops and a wide range of resources for use in school.
We are looking for experienced teachers, ideally subject leads and with a minimum 4 years’ experience in maintained primaries to develop lesson plans across the primary curriculum in the following subjects: maths, literacy, PSHE, geography, history, art and design, computing, design and technology, music, PE and MFL. We are also looking for an experienced EYFS practitioner. We anticipate around 3 days’ work in each subject at a rate of £175 per day.
If you are qualified and interested in being part of this exciting venture, please send your CV to info@liftinglimits.org.uk by 6th July.

London Councillors briefing – 3 July

On 3 July Kevin Courtney will be joining, Kiri Tunks, Martin Powell-Davies and over 80 London Councillors to discuss school funding and what councils can do to help us in this campaign.
We are in the process of looking to develop an NEU Councillor Network. If you know of Councillors that would be interested in signing up to hear more from us, they can sign up here.
If you would be interested in a Councillor event in your area, please get in touch via cllrs@neu.org.uk

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NEU elections – Treasurer/Membership & Equalities Officer and National Disciplinary /National Appeals Committee

As you may know, the elections for NEU Treasurer and Membership & Equality Officer and the NDC/NAC have now opened. All eligible members (all bar student and retired members) have been sent voting papers for return by midday on 11 July. We have set up an election hotline – 020 7380 4825 – which will operate until 5 July which will be the last possible date to send out duplicate papers.
A text message will be sent to all members in the election cohort on Sunday at 2pm encouraging members to vote in the elections and to call the hotline if they don’t receive a voting paper. The text message will have an ‘opt out’ facility and all members who have previously advised us that they wish to opt out of such messages will not receive the text.

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Conference: Tackling the issue of underachievement of black Caribbean pupils

Black and British?

Photo image is a flyer for the Essex Primary School Conference on Thursday 5th July 2018 at Essex Primary School. 09h30 start. Image shows colour photos of speakers Akaqla and Professor David Gilburn who will address the conference. Background consists of flags of nations, paled to allow black print to show. Black print give location and start time for conference. Phone 0208 472 0322 for details.Are we empowering black Caribbean pupils to succeed?

The data says “No”.

What can we do to change this?

Essex Primary School is hosting a conference on the 5th July.  It tackles the issue of underachievement of black Caribbean pupils. Our guest speakers are Akala and David Gillborn.

Essex Primary School
09h30 to 16h00

Cost £80.00 per delegate
Includes both keynote speeches, a choice of 3 workshops, plus lunch and refreshments.
Contact Essex Primary School, Sheridan Road, London E12 6QX
info @ essex. newham. sch. uk
Telephone 0208 472 0322

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Elections For Executive Members – 1 January 2019 – 31 August 2021

NEU HQ has reminded members of Election Circular – 18-003/BSD, published earlier this year.

For action – 18-003/BSD – Elections For Executive Members – 1 January 2019 – 31 August 2021

Electoral Districts, Plus 3 Equality Seats – Black Members, Disabled Members, LGBT Members and 3 Sector Seats – Independent Schools, Post 16 Establishments & Support Staff Executive Members

Election Circular – 18-003/BSD
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