Press Releases

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the news that nine of AQA’s vocational qualifications* have not been approved by Department for Education.

Published on: 
08 September 2017
Qualifications

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union comments on the Local Government Association analysis of Department for Education figures, which shows that 125,000 children face missing out on a secondary school place by 2022/23.

Published on: 
08 September 2017
School places

Today (1 September) the largest education union in the UK comes into force - with the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) creating the National Education Union, the largest education union in the UK.

Published on: 
08 September 2017
NEU

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on a survey by Eteach on teacher recruitment and retention.

Published on: 
08 September 2017
Recruitment and retention

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the Department for Education’s (DfE) announcement that more free schools will open this term.

Published on: 
08 September 2017
Free schools

Ahead of Justine Greening’s expected announcement on the new funding formula for schools, education unions ASCL, NAHT, NEU, UNISON, UNITE and the GMB are setting five tests of what is required of a new fair funding settlement for schools to ensure the education of our children and young people does not continue to suffer.

Published on: 
11 September 2017
Funding

The Government must ensure schools are safe from fires with all new and refurbished school buildings fitted with fire sprinklers, says the National Education Union (NEU), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL).

Published on: 
11 September 2017
Health and safety

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on today’s report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Published on: 
12 September 2017
Recruitment and retention

Funding for a pilot scheme aimed at cutting bureaucracy for school leaders has been welcomed by the National Education Union Cymru.

Published on: 
14 September 2017
Workload

Wales’s largest education union said the development of resources aimed at reducing teacher workload are a welcome step forward in tackling the problem. 

Published on: 
14 September 2017
Workload

Commenting on the Education Secretary’s statement to the Commons on the new schools national funding formula, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Justine Greening has failed schools, pupils and parents in her announcement today."

Published on: 
14 September 2017
Funding

The National Education Union is deeply disappointed that the Government has decided to introduce the Reception Baseline Assessment and Multiplication Tables Check.

Published on: 
14 September 2017
Assessment

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, has commented on the Education Policy Institute report.

Published on: 
15 September 2017
Pupil mental health

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) report Entries to Art Subjects at Key Stage 4.

Published on: 
21 September 2017

Rosie Winterton MP will be finding out what further education colleges can offer when she visits Doncaster Further Education College on Friday (22 Sept).

Published on: 
21 September 2017

Virtually all school staff in England are paying for school resources from their own pockets to plug the funding gap, according to a joint survey by the National Education Union and the TES.

Published on: 
22 September 2017
Funding

Following the announcement on school funding by Justine Greening last week, the picture remains bleak.

Published on: 
25 September 2017
Funding

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union comments on Labour’s draft Charter for a National Education Service.

Published on: 
26 September 2017
Education policy

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union comments on the Sutton Trust report Closing Gaps Early, published today.

Published on: 
28 September 2017
Funding

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, the largest education union in the UK, comments on the appointment of Sir Theodore Agnew as the new academies minister

Published on: 
28 September 2017
Education policy