Live From The Field

*Rokeby School NUT members on the picket line* ​ ​ Our members were on strike today against a change of employer as Rokeby is proposing to become part of a Multi Academy Trust. The NUT is opposed to academies and the action by NUT members at Rokeby show the strength of feeling against the school converting and moving away from the Local Authority to an unaccountable Trust. Well done to all the members who took action today.

Join the NTA banner on Pride In London Parade 27/06/2015

Pride In London logo.
Pride In London

Arrangements have now been made for the NTA banner to be carried on the Pride in London parade on Saturday 27/06/2015. The NTA contingent will march behind the NUT float. Members of the NUT in Newham are asked to contact Peg Probett, NTA’s President, if they wish to join the contingent. All Newham Members are actively encouraged to join this important event. The Pride In London website is at:

May Day March

The president, secretary and membership secretary carried the NTA banner, alongside the banner used in the film ‘Pride’, at the annual TUC May Day March.

They were encouraged to also take the NTA banner to the London Pride March on June 27th.

It would be great to see other NTA members marching with us on the day. Details to follow soon!

Aston-Mansfield & LGBT support

Newham Teachers’ Association has responded to the appeal by Aston-Mansfield to raise funds for the LGBT youth group, Paris, the only support group for LGBT young people in Newham. A donation has been made and a Committee member has volunteered to help with support.  If you wish to donate, the website for the appeal is:

The details for donations are on their website, as are contact details for those wishing to volunteer.


NUT Benefits – Reminder

Your NTA Secretary, Peter Smith, would like to remind members of some benefits automatically available through NUT membership.

NUT Benefits & Services

All NUT members are covered by group insurance and support services including insurance cover for:

personal accidents


personal property (inc spectacles)

malicious damage to motor vehicles in school or college premises

Drive to increase participation of members

Newham Teachers’ Association is running a drive to increase the participation level of members in the programme of activites. A working party has been set up to study this.

A meeting on Tuesday 21st April 2015 from 17h00 to 18h30 at East Ham Town Hall will be asking for ideas. This meeting is open to all members.

Meanwhile please contact the NTA President, Peg Probett, with any ideas.