News and updates from the NEU Annual Conference 2021.

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NEU Annual Conference panel

Resolutions

Wednesday 7 April

Award winners 2021

We are proud to announce our 2020-2021 award winners.

  • Julie Rayson - Anne and Fred Jarvis Award
  • Dough Morgan - Blair Peach Award
  • Sheila Jones - National officer of the year
  • Alex Boyce - National rep of the year
  • Sue Piper - Steve Sinnott Award
  • Brian Metcalf - Nikki Simpson Award
  • Charlotte Carson - Annie Higdon Award

Congratulations to Marcus Rashford on being awarded the NEU's Fred and Anne Jarvis Award for his outstanding campaign work to end child poverty. Today Marcus said 'Together we've pushed each other to strive for more."

Press releases

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    Abolish Ofsted and League Tables

    Ofsted is not an agent of change. It is a blunt instrument – a wholly negative presence in schools, never offering constructive advice.

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    Stop Toxic Testing

    Today, the Union has set out the measures government should take to learn from the failures of the past and to open up our narrow, test-driven and restrictive education system so that it benefits all learners, from the early years to adulthood.

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    GCSE and A-Levels

    The pandemic has exposed the flaws that exist when awarding GCSE and A-Level grades even in a normal year.

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    Maternity Rights

    Sexism and sexist biases including pregnancy and maternity discrimination mean that women in the education sector are losing out in status and pay.

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    A Diverse and Inclusive Curriculum

    In place of micro-management, teachers need space to make a curriculum that is broad and balanced, offering opportunities for creativity, exploration and for meaningful, collaborative learning.

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    Pay Freeze

    The Government's ideologically-driven pay freeze is both unjustified and unfair.

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    Covid-19 and Workload

    The problem of high workload predates the pandemic and will, unfortunately, survive it.

Thursday 8 April

NEU President Robin Bevan addresses the National Education Union Annual Conference 2021

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    Protecting Black Lives in Education

    Throughout 2020 and 2021, racism and the value of Black lives has been the subject of persistent and painful news stories, and the Covid pandemic has laid bare the extent of racial inequalities in all areas of social policy.

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    Harassment, Abuse and Violence Against Women

    Sexism has real negative consequences for girls and for female staff, who disproportionately experience sexual violence and harassment. If we want different outcomes for girls, we need to start doing things differently.

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    Black Lives Matter

    It is urgent that all Black students can access a positive, engaging and representative curriculum.

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    Combat Climate Breakdown in School and Beyond

    The Government should recognise the power of education in the fight against climate change and ensure that the school curriculum addresses the climate emergency, the effects of climate change and what we can do to mitigate it.

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    Child Poverty

    The last ten years has seen a dramatic rise in child poverty across the UK – and without drastic, immediate action from Government the numbers will increase.

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    PSHE, RSE and LGBT+ Inclusive Education

    We can't work towards equality in society or tackle discrimination in workplaces unless we talk positively about LGBT+ people across the curriculum.

Friday 9 April

Joint General Secretaries' address to National Education Union 2021 Annual Conference

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    Post-16 Sector

    If the Government is to achieve its agenda of levelling up and the promise of better jobs, it must restore funding and pay in the sector.

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    Funding for Nursery Schools

    The NEU is determined that the early years sector will not be the poor relation of the education system.

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    Venezuela

    The sweeping sanctions and economic blockade imposed on Venezuela are blunt instruments that have led to ordinary people suffering inhumanely.

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    Workload

    Analysis after analysis and survey upon survey continue to demonstrate that teacher workload remains unsustainable and is the main driver for leaving the profession.

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    Supply Staff

    The Covid crisis has demonstrated even more reasons to change the way that we organise the provision of supply staff in schools.

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    Pride in Our Union

    We've got to assert that homophobic and transphobic discrimination doesn't go unnoticed or unchallenged.