This document gives 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.
Questions for union reps to ask about different aspects of plans for PRUs in September with the overall aim of making them as safe as they can be.
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.
This guidance gives advice for NEU members who are in clinically vulnerable groups, or who live with or care for people who are clinically vulnerable, or who are in other groups known to be at higher risk.
Key questions and answers to supply teaching pay and conditions.
DfE guidance does not understand the risks to staff in certain education settings. Ten points on where PPE may be appropriate.
Ten points on the role of secondary schools in supporting student mental health and wellbeing during this period of change and school closures.
The key 15 points of clarification arising from HMRC’s amended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance.
Ten points on the role of primary schools in supporting child mental health and wellbeing during this period of change and school closures.
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
Schools are closed and there are lots of different opinions on what learning will look like over the next few months. In this unprecedented time, parents cannot expect that their children will be accessing a normal timetable or individual support on a regular basis.
Read our advice and guidance for secondary school educators.
Read our advice and guidance for primary school educators.
Advice for educators on GCSEs, AS, A levels and BTEC
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
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).
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.
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.
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 announced a public consultation seeking views on how to remove the discrimination caused by the transitional protections
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
This is the NEU’s advice for local officers, school and academy reps on securing pay increases in line with the Government’s decisions on school teacher pay from September 2019.