• Today, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has written to the Prime Minister about the hiring of Andrew Sabisky as an adviser. The full text is as follows: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 17 February 2020 Dear Prime Minister, The National Education Union is seriously concerned that that you have appointed a policy adviser, Mr…
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  • The latest National Education Union survey on teacher pay and progression underlines the problems caused by low teacher pay levels and unfair restrictions on pay progression.  With serious teacher recruitment and retention problems continuing, the NEU survey shows that two-thirds (63%) of teachers have considered leaving the profession because of concerns on pay.  Well over half of…
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  • National Education Union members working in 34 sixth form colleges or 16-19 academies will be taking a further day of strike action on Thursday 27 February to demand more funding for their colleges. Many will attend a rally at Parliament Square in Westminster, followed by a march to the Department for Education. A photo opportunity will be provided by an open-top bus and strikers holding…
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  • New research commissioned by the National Education and carried out by University College London, has exposed the problems of the government’s new Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) for assessing four-year-olds on entry to their primary schools. Research into the 2019 Pilot of Reception…
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