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Training in Wales

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    Reps Foundation - Wales

    Reps Foundation is a three-day course for newly elected reps or those who have not previously attended training. Please note! You must sign up to all 3 days and ensure you have time off agreed with your employer for all 3 days when booking a place.

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    Reps Advanced - Wales

    Reps Advanced is a three-day course which builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained during the Reps Foundation course.

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    Managing Your Workload and Wellbeing - Wales

    This one-day course aims to provide reps with an understanding of current equality issues along with practical ways of managing your workload, work-life balance and well-being.

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    Introduction to Employment Law - Wales

    This one-day course aims to give NEU reps and local officers an introduction to the framework of statutory, contract and other law that surrounds our rights and entitlements at work.

Latest press releases

The National Education Union annual Conference Cymru 2019 took place at the Celtic Manor on 9 and 10 November. Members debated motions on a range of education issues here in Wales. The press releases from the conference can be found below.

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    Use of unqualified Staff

    Wales’s largest education union has concerns over the continued and growing use of teaching assistants, including Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and cover supervisors being used to teach classes both on a long- and short-term basis.

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    Staff wellbeing must be a priority

    The cutting back of teaching assistants and teachers in many schools have exacerbated workload issues which has led to a marked increase in stress and mental health issues in teachers.

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    Regional consortia positive impact on schools

    Wales’s largest education union believes that there is not enough evidence of Regional Consortia having a positive impact on schools in terms of improving standards for pupils.

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    Impact of austerity on schools

    Wales’ largest education union has called on the office of the Secretary of State for Wales to publish proposals for rectifying the harm that has been inflicted upon Wales, its public services and education in particular as a result of the Conservatives’ austerity programme.

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    Post 16 colleges funding in Wales

    Years of underfunding have seen the post 16 sector in Wales suffer from restructuring. It is sad to hear members’ experiences which suggest they are not valued.”

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    Greater action needed on teacher workload

    The National Education Union Cymru also feels that there can be no real progress in reducing teacher workload until the high level of teacher accountability is dropped.

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    School funding in Wales

    The National Education Union Cymru is also concerned that Welsh MPs, and the Secretary of State for Wales in particular, don’t see it as their job to approach Westminster to ask for more money for Education in Wales.

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    Violence and threats of violence towards education employees

    The level of violence and abusive behaviour against our members is an issue. Aggressive behaviour, including physical attacks and verbal abuse towards school staff and leaders occur across Wales and the causes of this needs to be addressed.

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    New Wales Curriculum

    The new Curriculum is a huge step change for education here in Wales, but more detail is clearly needed on the Progression Steps and assessment arrangements.

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    Making news toolkit for schools

    The National Education Union Cymru will launch the ‘Making News Toolkit for Schools’ online resource to its members at their Annual Conference in Newport on 9 November.

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