Since our launch in July 2018, we have grown to a network of over 4,000. The National Education Union (NEU) Councillors Network is a partnership between the NEU and local government. It is free to join our network and it is open to councillors of all political parties. Becoming a member of our network will give you access to regular e-communications, briefings and invites to our exclusive councillor events.

Join us today and help us shape the future of education.

Schools Bill

The first Schools Bill since 2016 is currently going through Parliament. It seeks to convince all schools to join a multi-academy trust (MAT) by 2030 and suggests giving Local Authorities powers to forcibly transfer schools in their area into MATs. If you would like to find out more about the Schools Bill do read our briefing for councillors.

To stay updated with the NEU’s work on the Schools Bill and to find out how you can get involved please sign up to our campaign.

Local councillors' letter to the Prime Minister to extend Free School Meals

In 2021 over 750 Local councillors  signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the extension of Free School Meals to pupils on Universal Credit. The letter, which was coordinated by the NEU's Councillors’ Network, called on the Government to ensure children from low-income families have access to Free School Meals (FSM) and ensure no child is left behind. Read our press release.

Join our network

Help us shape the future of education, be part of the National Education Union (NEU) Councillors Network. The network is open to all for councillors. Being a member of our network will give you access to written briefings, regular information about education issues, and access to our events for councillors. Please share this sign up form with any councillors you know. If you would like to get in touch, please email us.