The guidance is based around ‘Things you need to Do’ and ‘Things you need to Know’.
The union supports the concept of regular mass testing for staff and students as one of the measures to help prevent schools and colleges becoming Covid-19 hot spots. This is an important control measure following the return to full opening in March.
This guidance for Northern Ireland provides the latest advice on absence, pay arrangements and staffing matters linked to COVID-19.
A guide for leaders on how to tackle domestic violence and the workplace
A guide for NEU reps on how to tackle domestic abuse and the workplace
Our advice on ventilation in Covid-19 schools and workplaces.
Guidance for school leaders and health & safety reps including NEU advice on good practice and on privacy requirements.
Adopting rota systems in secondary schools and colleges can provide continuous education while helping to suppress the virus.
NEU workplace reps and branch officers are working hard to protect members and pupils during the Covid-19 crisis.
Staff who are at greater risk of severe illness from coronavirus must be protected.
Joint guidance from The British Lung Foundation, Living Streets and the NEU
Our advice today is that members hold off responding to the consultation until we are able to provide a more detailed response and guidance to members.
This is supplementary advice for peripatetic staff who work across a number of schools and/or undertake home visits.
In any normal year there can be great anxiety for students, parents, carers and education staff in and around results day. This year will be no different but will have the added complexity of the extraordinary situation for awarding grades, appeals and entries into the autumn series.
Inspection briefing and checklist for NEU health and safety reps to use during the coronavirus crisis.
Interim guidance for detailed submissions made to OFQUAL, DE, CCEA and others on awarding for qualifications Summer 2020.
Advice on medically vulnerable - whether clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) or clinically vulnerable (CV) - and higher risk groups.
Key questions and answers to supply teaching pay and conditions.
Ten points on the wearing of face coverings to reduce the risk of transmission and on circumstances where medical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) may be appropriate.
Ten points on how to protect staff mental health during the Covid-19 crisis.
Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
Twelve points on exam cancellation for GCSEs, AS, A-levels and International Baccalaureate
Ten points on exam cancellation for GCSEs, AS-levels, A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate
Know your contractual rights so that you can ensure they transfer to any new employer.
The most common queries NEU members have on whistleblowing and disclosures in schools.
Advice on what NEU reps should expect colleges to have in place to protect children and vulnerable adults.
When colleges are going through restructuring members understandably look to their union for support and advice. This guidance is intended to assist NEU college reps in dealing with the issue and ensuring that restructures are carried out fairly and transparently.
This checklist should be used alongside the NEU’s model policy on grievances to help negotiate an acceptable policy. Where everything on this checklist cannot be secured, members must be consulted on whether the proposed policy is sufficiently positive to be acceptable.
NEU Guidance for Members, Reps and Local Officers
This guidance document is aimed at NEU members who are worried that their mental health is suffering because of the demands of their work. It will also be of use to NEU members who are considering returning to work following a spell of absence due to a mental health condition.
This NEU briefing provides guidance to safety representatives and members on taking action to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries due to falls from height, including the legal requirements on employers, practical steps which can be taken and sources of further advice and information.
In response to requests for assistance with undertaking stress surveys, a system has been developed which enables the NEU to provide an online staff stress survey as a resource for local officers, reps and safety reps.
The NEU offers an online staff stress survey as a resource for local officers, reps and safety reps to assist them gather evidence about stress levels within a school and establish the causes and impact of this workplace stress.
NEU Guidance for members, reps and local officers.
This briefing examines the various means by which branches can attempt to secure adequate levels of paid time off for health and safety advisers to perform their various functions and the legal provisions which can be used to support them.
NEU Guidance for Reps and Local Officers
This guidance sets out the items that must be covered in your employment contract (or statement of particulars).
The new Ofsted inspection framework is focused on the quality of the school’s curriculum, and as a school leader, you have difficult decisions to make to balance staffing with budget in your school.
The new Ofsted inspection framework is putting increasing pressure on members, particularly primary subject leaders and this is due to problems with school funding and staff recruitment which the new framework does not take into account.
This advice explains the ‘resilience’ approach, why it does not lead to meaningful improvements for employees and how safety reps should instead seek to tackle work related stress in their school or college.
Classroom observation is developmental and supportive, the NEU has produced guidance and protocol for conducting classroom observation in England.
This is a guide to using the data which has been made available via the DfE Asbestos Management Assurance Process (AMAP). It aims to assist local officers in extracting information about asbestos in schools in their area, and in seeking to fill in some of the gaps.
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 pressure to become academies and to join multi-academy trusts (MATs).
The menopause is an occupational health issue for women educators, as well as being an equality issue. It is important that schools and colleges are suitable workplaces for menopausal women. The purpose of this guide and checklist for reps is to signpost you to advice, and to support you in improving workplace conditions for menopausal women.
NEU leadership members are key to supporting women going through the menopause in the workplace. As a leader, you’re not alone. Collaboration between leaders, governors, workplace reps, health and safety reps and a staff support network can go a long way towards creating a supportive environment for women experiencing menopause symptoms at work.
Pay and conditions for teachers in residential establishments are aligned with those in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD), the Burgundy Book and the Independent Pay Review Body in Wales since 2019, other than the following allowances and pay scales.
The government has published its response to the July 2020 public consultation - Public service pension schemes: changes to the transition arrangements to the 2015 schemes consultation. The NEU is pleased that the government has adopted our position and favours ‘Deferred Choice’.
Providing cover for absent colleagues is not a good use of teachers’ time - and the inappropriate use of support staff to provide that cover is a major and growing problem in schools.
In the last few years there has been much work done, raising awareness and increasing the visibility of transgender issues. This advice aims to helps school and college staff support gender variant or questioning students in the educational environment.
The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement.
Advice explaining the payments and entitlements you may receive if your post becomes redundant. In any case where redundancy is threatened, specific advice and assistance is available and should be sought from your school/college rep or division/association/branch secretary.
Overcrowding is a common problem in classrooms. Unfortunately, there are no legal minimum space requirements specifying classroom dimensions. There are, however, a number of legal provisions and sources of guidance that can be drawn upon in challenging cramped teaching areas
Our NEU policy and advice on screening and searching pupils for prohibited items in schools in England and Wales.
This advice is intended to assist in discussions in relation to recognition and recruitment in FE colleges and sixth form colleges where there are National Education Union (NEU) members.
Excessive workload is a key cause of mental health problems among teachers and education professionals. This advice explains what to do if you are struggling with mental health and outlines the different ways you can get support.
Advice on the role of the Health and Safety Executive in schools