Press Releases

We are writing to ask you to decide urgently on your response to the School Teachers’ Review Body report on teachers’ pay for September 2018 and to publish both the report and your response as soon as possible.

Published on: 
13 July 2018
Pay

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the award of a £109 million contract to Capita for the administration of primary school tests.

Published on: 
13 July 2018

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union has commented on research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which shows an 8% decline in funding for England’s schools since 2010, and 5% for Wales in the same period.

Published on: 
12 July 2018
School cuts

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) has commented on the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into converting schools to academies.

Published on: 
11 July 2018
Academies

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the release of the latest Key Stage 2 SATs results,

Published on: 
10 July 2018
Assessment

Children crying, having nightmares and being so stressed they needed extra support to cope with SATs were highlighted by primary teachers in a National Education Union (NEU) survey on the primary assessment.

Published on: 
09 July 2018
Assessment

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the British Educational Research Association (BERA) report A Baseline without Basis.

Published on: 
04 July 2018

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the latest report by the UCL Institute of Education.

Published on: 
03 July 2018
Academies
Ofsted

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) said: “Today’s School Workforce Census statistics will make grim reading for the Secretary of State. The number of teachers has now fallen to the lowest level since 2013 - with more qualified teachers leaving the profession than the number entering, the Government is failing to recruit enough teachers even to stand still.

Published on: 
28 June 2018
Pay
Recruitment and retention

Seven-in-ten further education (FE) college staff working in England have considered leaving the sector, as workloads rise and many suffer from stress, according to a poll by the National Education Union (NEU).

Published on: 
25 June 2018

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the announcement of a Department for Education pilot intended to “boost early language skills” from September.

Published on: 
22 June 2018
Education policy

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on a report published today by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Published on: 
22 June 2018

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), has commented on the speech by Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, at the Festival of Education.

Published on: 
21 June 2018
Ofsted

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

Published on: 
19 June 2018
Academies

The School Cuts Coalition and 39 Local Authorities have written to the Education Secretary expressing their deep concerns about the dangerously inadequate funding for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Published on: 
18 June 2018
School cuts

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on an analysis of teachers’ pay published by the Taxpayers’ Alliance.

Published on: 
15 June 2018
Pay

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the new analysis of free schools published by the Sutton Trust and the National Foundation for Educational Research, published today.

Published on: 
31 May 2018
Free schools

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the report from the National Audit Office (NAO) on Ofsted’s inspection of schools.

Published on: 
24 May 2018
Ofsted

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the UCL Institute of Education report on grammar schools.

Published on: 
23 May 2018
Funding

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, comments on today’s written statement on Keeping Children Safe in Education, updated statutory guidance for schools which now includes additional advice on tackling sexual harassment and violence.

Published on: 
17 May 2018
DfE
Health and safety