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Damian Hinds has ignored the STRB

Whilst he has made some steps in the right direction he must now commit to implementing the STRB report in full and the Treasury must commit to funding it in full.

Seven practical solutions to poor mental health in schools

In her second exclusive blog, Natasha Devon looks at some possible solutions to the crisis in mental health provision.

School was my safe space.

Natasha Devon is putting Gove-o-philes, the Department of Education, and Theresa May on notice: something has to change to solve the crisis in mental health provision

Latest press releases

Tutors struggle to get pay from ex-Manchester City player’s training company

17 August 2018: Two staff who worked at an education services company owned by ex-Manchester City footballer Jamie Pollock are struggling to get the pay they were owed after he terminated their employment in January with only a week’s notice.

NEU comment on A-level results

16 August 2018: Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) comments on A-level results. She said: “Congratulations to the many students who, despite having dealt with the stress and pressure of rushed-in exam reforms, have done so well in their A-levels."

Congratulations to students, but high-stakes A-levels do not demonstrate what students can do

16 August 2018: Congratulations to everyone receiving their AS- and A-level results today. The results will be a testament to the hard work and commitment shown by students, their families and school and college staff in the face of all the changes to these qualifications, says the National Education Union.

Changes to GCSEs and A-levels are damaging students’ mental health and increasing teachers’ workload – NEU poll

9 August 2018: It is worrying that so many students are suffering from stress and anxiety, particularly at GCSE level, because of changes to the way in which they are assessed. With over eight-in-ten teachers reporting that the new GCSEs and A-levels have increased their workload it is no wonder there is a recruitment and retention crisis.

NEU comment on Language Hubs

3 August 2018: Ros McNeil, Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Government’s announcement of a network of ‘language hubs’ designed to boost the take-up of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at GCSE level.

NEU Survey: Increase in the amount of teenagers going hungry during the summer holidays

1 August 2018: A snapshot survey of 657 secondary teachers by the National Education Union shows the growing concern amongst teachers that young people are not getting enough food to eat over the summer holidays.

NEU comment on academy trusts in deficit

26 July 2018: Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union has commented on the Department for Education statistics released today.

NEU comment on school funding for 2019-20

25 July 2018: The Government needs to stop misleading the public and invest more in our education system. Without further financing, this crisis will only get worse and drive more teachers and support staff away.

NEU comment on pupils being excluded from schools in England

25 July 2018: We agree with the Education Committee that the Government needs to discourage the ‘off-rolling’ of pupils, which is a perverse consequence of the current accountability system that makes some schools feel penalised for teaching pupils with additional needs.

NEU comment on EPI report: Education in England

25 July 2018: Government needs to do much better at making sure that well-qualified teachers are recruited and supported to stay working in schools, and that it particularly needs to improve its support for schools serving the most disadvantaged communities.

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