Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development.
Together, we want to shape the future of education for the benefit of teachers, support staff, leaders and pupils.
There is a crisis in education. Funding cuts are hitting schools, workload is at a record high and the assessment and accountability system is broken, driving excessive workloads. Add to this eight years of barely rising pay and it is no wonder there is a recruitment and retention crisis.
This is why it is so vital that the NEU works with allies to articulate our alternative vision and to win on the key issues of workload, funding, assessment and pay.
Our schools and colleges need more funding if we are to give our children the education they deserve.
The aim of the NEU’s workload campaign is to bring about a sustainable reduction in the workload of education workers.
We will be campaigning to win in full increases recommended by the STRB in 2019 for all teachers and for fair pay for all education staff.