NEU is the second largest union for leaders and managers across the entire education sector. School leaders and college managers are vital to the NEU as they are in a strong position to influence and implement policy. The union sees the great value of supporting and helping to develop ethical leaders who lead and shape the future of education.

The NEU understands the complex and professionally demanding work done by school leaders and college managers. We offer advice that will assist leaders in finding their way through these challenges.   We support leaders to stand together with other educational professionals to inform NEU policy that benefits teaching and learning and the education system.

Find out more about issues affecting school leaders and managers.

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Coronavirus - leaders

Advice for school leaders on coronavirus - with many schools and colleges remaining open for some students, we are keen to help you ensure clarity and safety in the workplace, while supporting all of you to help continue support for all staff and students.

NEU Leadership

As part of the NEU Leadership support and advice package you will have access to:

  • LEAD, the magazine for NEU Leadership members focused on your professional interests and needs;
  • NEU support and advice to leadership members in key professional issues including ethical leadership, equality matters and workload.
  • Full casework support from NEU Adviceline and support from our experienced staff including a solicitor based in each region and Wales.

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Advice for leaders

  • Advice Graphical representation of Covid-19
    Coronavirus risk evaluation and assessment

    For leaders in education, the first and most important consideration during this crisis is the safety and wellbeing of the staff and students of your school or college.

  • Graphical representation of Covid-19
    Coronavirus - leaders

    Advice for school leaders on coronavirus - with many schools and colleges remaining open for some students, we are keen to help you ensure clarity and safety in the workplace, while supporting all of you to help continue support for all staff and students.

  • Advice Menopause checklist
    Menopause guide and checklist for leaders

    NEU leadership members are key to supporting women going through the menopause in the workplace. As a leader, you’re not alone. Collaboration between leaders, governors, workplace reps, health and safety reps and a staff support network can go a long way towards creating a supportive environment for women experiencing menopause symptoms at work.

Get involved in NEU campaign

  • Time For Teaching
    Workload campaign

    Teachers and school staff are working excessive hours on unnecessary tasks driven by the assessment and accountability regimes.

  • Worried woman holding bills
    Pay campaign

    We will be campaigning to win in full, increases recommended by the STRB for all teachers and for fair pay for all education staff.

  • School cuts
    Funding campaign

    Our schools and colleges need more funding if we are to give our children the education they deserve.