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NEU manifesto for education

 The next government must 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

The next Government must give our children the education they deserve.

  • Reverse cuts to schools, colleges and nurseries and increase education spending to five per cent of GDP.
  • End child poverty, starting with the removal of the two-child benefit cap and guarantee a free, nutritious school lunch for every pupil.
  • An engaging and inclusive curriculum, which embeds anti-racism and guarantees
  • all pupils access to a broad range of subjects, including the arts and PE.
  • End Government tests in primary schools and overhaul 14-19 assessment to stop the exam factory culture.
  • Provide appropriate special needs support quickly and without unnecessary bureaucracy.
  • Recruit enough teachers and school staff to fill soaring vacancies, by making pay competitive again.
  • Abolish Ofsted and replace it with a collaborative and supportive system, focused on giving good advice and feedback to schools.
  • Keep teachers, leaders and school staff in the profession by asking us how to tackle unmanageable workloads.
  • 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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