Blair Peach Award 2019

The Blair Peach Award is given to an NEU member who has made an exemplary contribution to their school or Union branch’s work in any area of equality and diversity.

How do I nominate someone?

Let your branch secretary know about the work the member is doing. Branches can then choose to nominate one or more members by completing the nomination form and sending it to

Nominate your local activists and campaigners who are carrying out some amazing equality work and make sure it is shared with others and rightly celebrated.

Nominations close on 18th December 2018.

Why is it called the Blair Peach Award?

The award is named after the past president of East London NUT who was murdered during an anti-racist demonstration in Southall, London on 23 April 1979.  It was first awarded in 2010.

On the day of his death, Blair Peach was showing solidarity and marching against the presence of the far right National Front. Modern day equivalents to the National Front continue to promote racist and fascist views.  That is why the NEU supports the work of organisations such as HOPE not hate, Unite Against Fascism, Show Racism the Red Card and Kick it Out

Download the nomination form

24 August 2018