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Latest press releases from the National Education Union

17,942 Schools Face Budget Cuts

28 November 2017: With the Budget only four days away, the education unions responsible for the website have made a final update to the data.

National Education Union to highlight issues of workload

Over eighty per cent of teachers said that excessive workload has made them consider leaving teaching in the past year, according to initial findings in an ongoing National Education Union survey.

Education funding: Five tests for the Chancellor’s Budget

17 November 2017: Ahead of the Budget the National Education Union has written pressing the Chancellor to invest in our children and young people’s education. For too long the Government has ignored the real and pressing problems faced by our teachers, school staff, children and young people.

Tackling the causes of workload, accountability and respect are key to teacher recruitment, says NEU Cymru

16 November 2017: Unless the concerns around unsustainable workload, heavy handed accountability and respect for the teaching profession are addressed the problems of teacher recruitment and retention will only increase.

England’s school accountability system is damaging children’s education

16 November 2017: Students’ education is being damaged by the focus on tests and England’s inspection system, says the National Education Union.

Free schools not delivered on any of the promises

16 November 2017: The first independent report on free schools shows that, despite ministerial claims, the free school programme is proving an expensive experiment which has not delivered on any of the promises, says the National Education Union (NEU).

DfE taking over teacher recruitment functions from NCTL

15 November 2017: The National Education Union welcomes the Department for Education's new emphasis on policy co-ordination around issues of teacher recruitment, retention and development.

Workload increasing for independent school staff - NEU poll

13 November 2017: Independent school staff are having to give up an increasing amount of their free time to manage heavy workloads, and to deal with queries from parents, according to a survey by the National Education Union

Education unions call for an immediate 5% pay rise for teachers

10 November 2013: Education unions - the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the National Education Union (NEU), UCAC, and Voice – are calling for an immediate, fully funded, 5% pay rise for all teachers.

Further education bodies call for Budget investment

3 November 2017: In a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ten bodies representing further education staff, students and providers have called for extra funding to ensure a “stable and well-resourced further education sector” which can meet different needs and ambitions.

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