The NEU is the leading education union for academy staff, whether leading the negotiations with academy chains or negotiating with individual academies.

Opposing academisation

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    What is an academy?

    The Government continues to promote its academy agenda, encouraging and compelling schools to become academies as part of multi-academy trusts (MATs). This guidance sets out the legal rights and arguments that can be made to resist academisation.

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    The NEU case against academisation

    Academisation is driving down staff pay, terms and conditions, alienating communities and has caused the fragmentation of the education system. Despite this, English schools are still being put under

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    Academisation of Catholic schools

    Academisation of Catholic schools has accelerated in recent years, with a number of Catholic dioceses encouraging schools to convert to academy status as part of Catholic Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

Academies : transferring to a new employer

If your school or college is proposing to move to academy status or moving to a new academy employer, you can use the tips, guidance and resources on these pages to work with members to protect your rights for now and into the future.

Working in an Academy

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