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EPI report: Access and Waiting Times in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services

15 September 2017: Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, has commented on the Education Policy Institute report.

EPI report: Access and Waiting Times in Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services

15 September 2017: Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, has commented on the Education Policy Institute report.

New tests are of no educational benefit to children

14 September 2017: We are deeply disappointed that the Government has decided to introduce the Reception Baseline Assessment and Multiplication Tables Check.

New tests are of no educational benefit to children

14 September 2017: We are deeply disappointed that the Government has decided to introduce the Reception Baseline Assessment and Multiplication Tables Check.

Schools National Funding Formula

14 September 2017: Commenting on the Education Secretary’s statement to the Commons on the new schools national funding formula, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Justine Greening has failed schools, pupils and parents in her announcement today."

Schools National Funding Formula

14 September 2017: Commenting on the Education Secretary’s statement to the Commons on the new schools national funding formula, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Justine Greening has failed schools, pupils and parents in her announcement today."

NEU Cymru welcomes reducing teacher workload initiative

14 September 2017: Wales’s largest education union said the development of resources aimed at reducing teacher workload are a welcome step forward in tackling the problem.

NEU Cymru welcomes reducing teacher workload initiative

14 September 2017: Wales’s largest education union said the development of resources aimed at reducing teacher workload are a welcome step forward in tackling the problem.

NEU Cymru welcomes plan to cut classroom bureaucracy

14 September 2017: Funding for a pilot scheme aimed at cutting bureaucracy for school leaders has been welcomed by the National Education Union Cymru.

NEU Cymru welcomes plan to cut classroom bureaucracy

14 September 2017: Funding for a pilot scheme aimed at cutting bureaucracy for school leaders has been welcomed by the National Education Union Cymru.

Retaining and developing the teaching workforce

12 September: Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Retaining and developing the teaching workforce

12 September: Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

School cuts campaign: 5 tests for Government on school funding

11 September: Ahead of Justine Greening’s expected announcement on the new funding formula for schools, education unions ASCL, NAHT, NEU, UNISON, UNITE and the GMB are setting five tests of what is required of a new fair funding settlement for schools to ensure the education of our children and young people does not continue to suffer.

School cuts campaign: 5 tests for Government on school funding

11 September: Ahead of Justine Greening’s expected announcement on the new funding formula for schools, education unions ASCL, NAHT, NEU, UNISON, UNITE and the GMB are setting five tests of what is required of a new fair funding settlement for schools to ensure the education of our children and young people does not continue to suffer.

Fire Safety in Schools Post-Grenfell Fire

11 September: The Government must ensure schools are safe from fires with all new and refurbished school buildings fitted with fire sprinklers, says the National Education Union (NEU), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL).

Fire Safety in Schools Post-Grenfell Fire

11 September: The Government must ensure schools are safe from fires with all new and refurbished school buildings fitted with fire sprinklers, says the National Education Union (NEU), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL).

Comment on DfE not approving vocational qualifications

7 September 2017: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the news that nine of AQA’s vocational qualifications* have not been approved by Department for Education.

Comment on DfE not approving vocational qualifications

7 September 2017: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the news that nine of AQA’s vocational qualifications* have not been approved by Department for Education.

Comment on increase in new free schools

6 September 2017: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the Department for Education’s (DfE) announcement that more free schools will open this term.

Comment on increase in new free schools

6 September 2017: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the Department for Education’s (DfE) announcement that more free schools will open this term.

Comment on teacher recruitment and retention

6 September 2017: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on a survey by Eteach on teacher recruitment and retention.

Comment on teacher recruitment and retention

6 September 2017: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on a survey by Eteach on teacher recruitment and retention.

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