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    Create Box

    Not all home learning environments are equal. Put together Create Boxes for children in your school.

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    Child poverty - the facts

    Coronavirus has shone a light on the reality of child poverty in 2021 - job losses, illness and increased economic pressure has pushed too many families over the brink, limiting the life chances of millions of children and young people. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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    The NEU case against academisation

    Academisation is driving down staff pay, terms and conditions, alienating communities and has caused the fragmentation of the education system. Despite this, English schools are still being put under

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    Academisation of Catholic schools

    Academisation of Catholic schools has accelerated in recent years, with a number of Catholic dioceses encouraging schools to convert to academy status as part of Catholic Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

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    Campaigning against academisation

    The Government continues to promote its academy agenda, encouraging and compelling schools to become academies as part of multi-academy trusts (MATs). This guidance sets out the legal rights and arguments that can be made to resist academisation.

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    New Framework Agreement for supply teachers

    Pay and conditions for supply teachers is an emotive issue for our members. New Framework Agreement is welcomed but a return to direct employment of supply teachers is needed.

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    Education funding

    Unless education is properly funded, children in every area will suffer.

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    Regional Schools Commissioners

    Regional Schools Commissioners: little accountability, conflicts of interest, undermining democratically elected local authorities...

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    School summer break

    No evidence to suggest shorter summer holidays would improve education outcomes.

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    Supply teachers

    Supply agencies increase costs, drive down teachers' pay and reduce security.

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    Teacher recruitment and retention

    As pupil numbers rise, the Government needs to address the crisis in recruitment and retention, in particular by offering professional levels of pay and by reducing workload.

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    Changes to Teachers' pensions 2015

    Government changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2015 mean that teachers are paying more towards their pensions, working longer and receiving a smaller pension when they retire.