Guidance about running an anti-academisation campaign, including examples of tactics that can be deployed and resources for you to use.
Getting the school group active
Don’t wait until you hear that your governing body is considering academy status before expressing the collective view of the NEU group because it will be far more difficult to build a campaign at that stage. Instead, you should ensure that all NEU members in the school are aware of the implications of academy status on their pay and conditions of employment, as well as for the education system generally.
A good starting point, and a precursor to an industrial action ballot, will be the passing of an anti-academisation motion at a members’ meeting which can then be sent to the governing body. If possible organise this with other unions and make this a joint meeting/motion. See below for the NEU’s model anti-academisation resolution.
If there isn’t an NEU rep in your school, then you must elect one as soon as possible. Whether your school becomes an academy or remains part of the local authority family of schools, members need to be well organised to protect and advance their interests.