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NEU Cymru manifesto for education

The next UK Government must work with Welsh Government to give our children the education they deserve.


How to use this Manifesto

  1. Share and discuss it with your fellow educators.
  2. Share it with parents in your nursery, school or college community.
  3. Share it with your Parliamentary candidates and ask for their support.

A manifesto for education

  • Fund Welsh Government to reverse cuts to schools, colleges and nurseries and increase education spending to the equivalent of five per cent of GDP.
  • End child poverty, starting with the removal
    of the two-child benefit cap and fund Welsh Government to continue to deliver a guaranteed free, nutritious school lunch for every pupil.
  • Ensure the changes to the curriculum are engaging and inclusive, and that teachers have access to professional learning to embed anti- racism and guarantee all pupils access to a broad range of subjects, including the arts and PE.
  • End assessments in primary schools and ensure the 14-19 assessment culture is inclusive and supports children without increasing workload.
  • Fund Welsh Government to ensure it can provide appropriate additional learning needs support quickly and reduce unnecessary bureaucracy.
  • Recruit enough teachers and school staff to fill soaring vacancies, by ensuring they have enough funding to make pay competitive again.
  • Fund a middle tier which is supportive of schools and aids collaboration.
  • Keep teachers, leaders, and school staff in the profession by asking us how to tackle unmanageable workloads.
  • Fund Welsh Government to increase non- teaching time for professional development, collaboration, and planning, especially for early career teachers.
  • Tighter regulation of social media companies to protect children from online harm and prioritise their welfare.

If you value education, vote for education

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