Press Releases

This week the DfE reopened its ‘Asbestos Management Assurance Process’, an exercise which asks school employers to declare whether they are compliant with their legal duty to manage asbestos in their schools.

Published on: 
16 November 2018
DfE

The National Education Union’s 2018 independent sector pay & conditions survey reveals that pay in private schools is failing to keep pace with inflation, and that staff continue to experience high levels of workload, much of it unpaid.

Published on: 
10 November 2018
Funding

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the publication of the Department for Education’s response to the Teacher Workload Advisory Group report on data,

Published on: 
05 November 2018
Workload

Following the Government’s failure to address the school and college funding crisis in last week’s Budget, three education unions are taking the unprecedented step of simultaneously consulting with their respective members on what steps to take next.

Published on: 
05 November 2018
Funding
Pay

Andrew Morris, Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on research by the IFS which reflects on the historical skew towards the rich in public spending on education.

Published on: 
01 November 2018
Funding
Social mobility

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on Equity in Education, the latest report in the Pisa series from the OECD.

Published on: 
23 October 2018
Social mobility

Change of venue for those meeting to hand in the School Cuts coalition petition tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd October.

Published on: 
22 October 2018
SEND

The School Cuts coalition petition* signed by 36,000 people will be handed into the Department for Education on Tuesday. The petition is calling for the proper funding of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision.

Published on: 
19 October 2018
Funding
SEND

Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary, National Education Union has commented on statistics released today by the Department for Education for 2017/18.

Published on: 
16 October 2018
DfE

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, has commented on the Chief Inspector of Ofsted’s admission that focus on data has been a major factor in schools becoming exam factories.

Published on: 
11 October 2018
Ofsted

Headteachers and teachers across England are being encouraged to write to their MPs over the school funding crisis in the run-up to the Budget on 29 October.

Published on: 
11 October 2018
Funding

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the latest report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

Published on: 
09 October 2018

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on 'The apprenticeships ladder of opportunity: quality not quantity', a report by the House of Commons Education Committee,

Published on: 
08 October 2018

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on 'Access to children and young people’s mental health services', a new report by the Education Policy Institute.

Published on: 
07 October 2018
Pupil mental health

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Prime Minister’s speech at Conservative Party Conference.

Published on: 
03 October 2018
Funding

Commenting on the Education Secretary’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

Published on: 
02 October 2018
Funding

The National Education Union has long been concerned that unnecessary practices surrounding marking, planning, and data collection in schools, is having a significant impact on teacher workload.

Published on: 
02 October 2018
Workload

On the day of the Education Secretary’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference, Tuesday 2 October, the NEU will be putting up billboards around Birmingham asking Damian Hinds questions that the people of Birmingham, parents, teachers and support staff need answers to. The posters will be up by 6.00am at the following sites. They will be on display for 24 hours.

Published on: 
01 October 2018
Funding

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union has commented on the provisional figures for phonics and key stage 1 assessment in England 2018.

Published on: 
27 September 2018
Curriculum

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Leader of the Opposition’s speech at Labour Party Conference, which detailed plans for universal free high-quality childcare.

Published on: 
26 September 2018