NTA Policies & Documents

Policy documents, models of good practice and recommended literature have been grouped together under their subject heading.

Anti-Academies,  Appraisal,  Baseline Assessment,  Bullying,  Conferences, Grievance Procedure,  Health & Safety,  LGBT,  NQTs,  NTA FWP Reports,  NTA Membership Working Party,  NTA Treasurer’s Report To Officers,  Pay/Pensions/Conditions,  Prevent,  SATS,  Stress,  Strike Ballot (White Paper),  Workload

Anti-Academies

List of questions parents frequently ask when a change to academy status is proposed.  Answers to the questions are provided.  (NUT doc)
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School governing body model resolution.  (NUT doc)
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Letter for distribution to members of unions in schools which have expressed an interest in applying for academy status. (NUT doc)
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Letter for distribution to parents of children in schools which have expressed an interest in applying for academy status.  From leaders of Joint Unions ATL, GMB, NASUWT, NUT, UNISON, UNITE. (NUT doc)
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Model Resolution to be passed by members in schools considering academy status.  To be sent, when passed, to Governing Body, Headteacher and Local NUT Association.  (NUT doc) (The NTA hopes you will contact the NTA Secretary as soon as you hear any talk of conversion to academy status.)
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Model petition for parents / carers to sign and present to Chair of Governing Body.  (NUT doc)
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Model covering letter for representatives of all unions at school to sign and sent to Chair of Governing Body, alongside the petition from members of unions. (NUT doc)
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NUT Toolkit:  This toolkit is for NUT representatives in schools which are expected to become academies, or have already become academies. Includes schools being forced into conversion. Also existing academies where the school is joining a chain or otherwise changing employer.
It guides you through the process your school will follow in the transfer to an academy. It equips you with information to promote the interests of the Union’s members in your academy school post-transfer.  (NUT doc)
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NUT Toolkit: This toolkit is for NUT Representatives in schools where members wish to oppose the idea of becoming and academy.  (NUT doc)
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This NUT briefing explains how academies are funded and highlights key funding problems created by the academies programme for education generally and for academies themselves.  (NUT doc)
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NUT Model Health & Safety Policy for academy chains.  (NUT doc)
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NUT Model Health & Safety Policy for free-standing academy.  (NUT doc)
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Consultation on academy conversion. Guidance for NUT members.  (NUT doc)
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Joint unions letter to primary school Chairs of Governors stating the case for resisting academy conversion.  (NUT doc)
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A Powerpoint presentation template for presenting the case against academies.  (NUT doc)  Reminder: Please keep Newham Teachers’ Association informed if academy conversion is mooted in your school.
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Anti-academies flyer for public meeting. In black and white.  Add date, time and venue.  (NUT doc)
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Sign in register for anti-academies public meeting.  Black and white version.  (NUT doc)
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A list of questions to enable NUT representatives and members to challenge proposals to transfer a school to academy status.
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Anti-academies flyer for public meeting. In colour. Add date, time and venue. (NUT doc)
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Sign in register for anti-academies public meeting. Colour version. (NUT doc)
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Appraisal

Newham Model Appraisal Policy  (NTA/L.B. Newham doc)
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Newham Capability Procedure  (NTA/L.B. Newham doc)
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Baseline Assessment

Report: The introduction of reception baseline assessment (NUT, ATL, UCL)
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Teachers question accuracy of baseline assessment – ATL/NUT survey. NUT press release.
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Bullying

Guidance for employees. Bullying and harassment at work. (ACAS doc)
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Joint unions guidance for Headteachers on preventing work-related mental health conditiond by tackling stress.  (Joint unions doc)
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Checklist for teachers to itemise bullying factors.  (NUT doc)
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Checklist for teachers to itemise the effect of bulling on your health, your state of mind and your life in general.  (NUT doc)
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Newham Teachers’ Association Model Harassment and Bullying Policy fo Schools.  (NTA doc)
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Harassment and bullying of teachers: Guidance for Members, School Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives. This guidance advises on how to deal with harassment and bullying of NUT members.
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Tackling harassment & bullying in schools. NUT guidelines. (NUT doc)
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Work-related stress.  Health and Safety Executive Topic Pack.  (HSE doc)
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Conferences

NEU Newham has a policy for the allocation and funding of places at the following conferences:
a. NUT/NEU Black Teachers’ Conference
b. NUT/NEU Disabled Teachers’ Conference
c. NUT/NEU LGBT+ Conference
d. NUT/NEU Young Teachers’ Conference
e. NUT/NEU Retired Teachers’ Conference
f. NUT/NEU Education Conference

Equality Conferences – NEU Newham Policy Document
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Grievance Procedure

Grievance Procedure for use of NTA Members in case of a dispute with a colleague.  (NTA doc)
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Please note: If the colleague is also a member of the NUT, the NUT Code Of Conduct can be used instead.  (NUT doc)
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Health & Safety

Waiting for updated documents

LGBT

Report from NUT LGBT Conference 2015
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NUT/LGBT ROI/NI Conference 15th Feb-17th Feb Reports
Report 1 (Author Eric)
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Report 2 (Author KHB & others)
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Report 3 (Author Mark)
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Newham Teachers’ Association actively supports the Paris LGBTQ Youth Group at Aston-Mansfield, Durning Hall, Newham. Our LGBT Officer participates in their work.  You are encouraged to help the Paris LGBTQ Youth Group

 Newham Teachers’ Association supports and actively participates in the Pride In London event.  Your own support is sought: Pride In London
We maintain active links with the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners organisation and have marched alongside them with our NTA banner. LGSM

 

Newham Connect LBN Newsletters

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NQTs

Guide on directed time; sets out NUT policy on issues affecting workload such as planning, meetings, classroom observation and class size.
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School Direct.  If you are training to teach via School Direct this leaflet explains the benefits of joining the NUT.
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Induction Checklist: Good Practice for NQTs
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NQT guide: Pay, Pensions & Conditions
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The NUT’s guide to induction will answer your questions about your induction period.
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NQT guide: Education and equality
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First Post is the NUT’s comprehensive guide to obtaining your first teaching post. Key questions to ask if you are thinking of teaching in an academy or free school.
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Your passport to teaching 2014-15. The guide, published by the National Union of Teachers, contains all the information you need as you begin your first year of teaching.
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Pay, Conditions of Service and You.  Guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions of service, including the position of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in their first year of service.
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Education, the Law and You.  Legal framework – teachers’ rights and duties within the education service.  Essential information on the legal framework for student teachers beginning their careers.
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NTA Finance Working Party (FWP) Reports

See all Finance Working Party Reports
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Membership Working Party

Report from September 2016 Meeting  Download [▼]


NTA Treasurer’s Report To Officers

01/11/2016  Download [▼]

19/07/2016  Download [▼]

14/06/2016  Download [▼]

17/05/2016  Download [▼]

19/04/2016  Download [▼]

07/04/2016  Download [▼]

23/02/2016  Download [▼]

26/01/2016  Download [▼]

Pay, Pensions & Conditions

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Prevent

Education and Extremism: Advice for Members in England and Wales – NUT Advice document
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SATS

Waiting for updated documents

Stress

How to undertake a stress risk assessment – a step by step guide for school management.  (NUT doc)
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Teacher stress NUT guidance to divisons and associations.  (NUT doc)
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Guidance for school leaders on preventing mental stress issues.
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Teacher Stress in context- NUT Guidance to Divisions and Associations.
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Strike Ballot

Kevin Courtney video: Teachers your pay & conditions are at risk
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NUT Strike Ballot pdf
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NTA Strike Ballot Newsletter
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NUT Reps Bulletin
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NUT leaflet on White Paper, for teachers
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NUT leaflet on why the Strike Ballot continues despite government climb down
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NUT Powerpoint presentation “Stand Up For Education”
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Workload

NUT Policy document: Teachers’ workload and working time policy.  (NUT doc)
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Summary of NUT guidance on teachers working time and duties.  (NUT doc)
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Detailed guidance on Teachers Working Time and Duties.  (NUT doc)
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Sixth Form Colleges Teachers’ workload and working time guidance.  (NUT doc)
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Take control of your working hours (A3 Poster).  (NUT doc)
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Take control of your working hours (A4 Poster).  (Joint guidance agreed by the teaching unions and 6th form college employers.)  (NUT doc)
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Take control of your working hours (A5 Postcard).  (NUT doc)
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Teacher cover. Guidance for divisions, associations and NUT representatives.  (NUT doc)
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Planning poster A3.  (NUT doc)
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Planning leaflet.  (NUT doc)
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Planning: Guidance for Members – This guidance provides up-dated advice and protection to members on excessive demands for planning.  (NUT doc)
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Improving Teachers’ Conditions of Service – Guidance for NUT School Representatives.  (NUT doc)
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Checklist of Workload Targets.  (NUT doc)
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Work Your Proper Hours – Time Sheet.  (NUT doc)
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Directed Time Calculator – Blackburn with Darwen NUT has developed this directed time calculator, which has been adopted by a number of schools in that area, and is happy to make it available more widely.  (NUT doc)
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Teacher Stress – NUT Guidance to Divisions and Associations.  (NUT doc)
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Preventing Work-Related Mental Health Conditions by Tackling Stress – Guidance for Head Teachers.  (NUT doc)
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Work-Life Balance – Guidance on Developing Policies for Schools.  (NUT doc)
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Work-Life Balance School Model Policy.  (NUT doc)
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