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Measures, TUPE and academy transfers

A “measure” is a very broad term which will apply to any deliberate change in working conditions or practices which your employer wants to introduce.

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Academy members: protecting your rights, building a collective voice.

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EDSK on Academies

EDSK think-tank calls for a new approach to England’s school system.

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The NEU supports and represents its members in academies in the same way as in local authority maintained schools.


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What is TUPE about?

TUPE is shorthand for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection and Employment) Regulations 2006, a legal framework around which you can involve and engage members to act collectively to protect and advance their rights as they transfer to a new employer.

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Academy Transfers

Commenting on today’s Department for Education figures detailing the number of and cost of academy transfers and funding in England, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:

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John Roan School Strike

National Education Union members at The John Roan School, a secondary in Greenwich will be taking further strike action on Tuesday 14 May as part of their ongoing campaign to revoke the academy order imposed on the school and stop its forced academisation.

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Philanthropy and Privatisation

A report to be launched today by Education International (EI), the global education union confederation, lifts the lid on the activities of so-called ‘philanthropic’ organisations involved in promoting the commercialisation, marketisation and privatisation of education systems around the world.

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William Torbitt Primary School

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education comments on the decision by the Department for Education to lift its academy order against William Torbitt Primary School in Redbridge.



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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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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 pressure to become academies and to join multi-academy trusts (MATs).

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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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