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Supply members town hall conference call

Join Andrew Morris, assistant general secretary and Jayne Phillips, head of legal services for a telephone town hall conference call for supply members at 3.00pm on Monday, 30 March.

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Coronavirus - members

Further advice will be made available here as matters become clearer, along with advice on what school staff can and should do and cannot and should not do whether working in school or at home.

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Coronavirus update call

Coronavirus update call for members with Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted at 6pm on Monday 30th March

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MPs' town hall

Conference call for Members of Parliament at 2.30pm on Friday 27th March

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Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 poses serious challenges to schools, colleges, childcare and social care providers.

Advice

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Coronavirus : safe home-based working

During the coronavirus pandemic, many NEU members will be working from home, either on days they are not on the rota to be in school, or because they fall into the categories of those who should not be in school because they are vulnerable.

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Coronavirus: distance learning FAQs

Schools are closed and there are lots of different opinions on what learning will look like over the next few months. In this unprecedented time, parents cannot expect that their children will be accessing a normal timetable or individual support on a regular basis.

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Coronavirus - keeping yourself safe

Our major priority, during this awful crisis, is the health and safety of our members who are continuing to go to work to care for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers.

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Coronavirus - leaders

Advice for school leaders on coronavirus - with many schools and colleges remaining open for some students, we are keen to help you ensure clarity and safety in the workplace, while supporting all of you to help continue support for all staff and students.

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Coronavirus - reps

Guide for National Education Union workplace representatives and how to support your members during coronavirus outbreak.

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Should we trust the UK Government?

Week of 30 March, Professor Scally published important articles in the Irish Times and Irish News which were widely read and debated, and get to the heart of the UK Government’s approach to the Covid-19 crisis. Prof. Scally’s article is reproduced here in full, without the need for further comment.

Press release

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School closure policies

The UCL review indicates that school closures are effective as part of a combination of tactics. Schools can only open safely on the basis of sound scientific reasoning. We are a long way from this point.

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BBC Education Service

In a time of crisis it is welcome that the BBC is not just informing and entertaining, but remembering the other part of their original mission statement: to educate.

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NEU issues guidance on distance learning

The NEU guidance on distance learning out today makes very clear what should be acceptable levels of workload. Normal education is currently suspended, and teachers should not be teaching a full timetable, or routinely marking work.

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Action for supply teachers

Supply teachers, agency teaching assistants and others working in the education sector must have proper financial stability, on a genuine like-for-like with their directly-employed counterparts.

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