'What next for education in the pandemic' Zoom
100 councillors joined our Joint General Secretaires Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted to discuss ongoing impact of coronavirus on education and what it means for schools and the role of local authorities. Watch back this important meeting to see the discussion during this critical time.
All councillors Zoom
After a difficult academic year for many educators and councillors, we ended the summer term 2020 with our largest zoom meeting yet of over 350 councillors and an amazing all women panel including; Cllr. Judith Blake (Leaders of Leeds Council Labour Party), Cllr. Lucy Nethsingha (Leader of Liberal Democrat Group on Cambridge City Council), Vix Lowthion (Green Party Education Spokesperson), Cllr. Anntoinette Bramble (Deputy Mayor of Hackney), Mary Bousted (Joint General Secretary, NEU), chaired by National President Amanda Martin. Watch our event and see what our amazing panel had to say.
Gavin Williamson letter
Following on from our previously successful actions we launched a letter aimed at Gavin Williamson about the important role of local authorities, ensuring safety of our schools during coronavirus and for the government to provide free school meals over the Easter break. This letter was signed by 1,175 councillors and led to the Government providing free school meals during Easter holidays. You can read our letter here.
NEU Local government conference
As our network continued to grow, we hosted our first ever local government conference with over 60 councillors attending. Take a look and see how our conference went.
NEU Councillors Network at party conferences
With thousands new members we headed to all the party conference and hosted our first meetings and fringes, you can see what our events are like by taking a look here.
Local election pledge
We took part in our first election as a network, asking candidates to take our pledge to defend funding for SEND if elected, over 700 candidates took our pledge. Find out more about our pledge here.
Together the network took its first action with over 1,000 councillors signing an open letter to Damian Hinds about damage of school cuts. See the power of our actions here.
London launch event
Over 50 councillors joined us for our launch event in London discussing impact of school cuts and how we can campaign together. See our very first event and how much we have grown since then.