Post-16 and Further Education
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MPs debate post-16 funding

An Education Committee report recently published, recommended that to urgently address underfunding in further education, there needs to be an increase to the base rate from £4,000 to at least £4,760, rising in line with inflation.

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Sixth form colleges

Specific advice for members about pay and conditions in sixth form colleges (the Red Book) and information about our campaigns in the sector.

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FE

Specific advice for members in Further Education (FE) Colleges.

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Post-16 and Further Education

Specific advice for members about pay and conditions in Further Education (FE) Colleges and information about our campaigns in the Post-16 sector.

Advice

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Redundancy in the FE sector (for reps)

Redundancy has unfortunately become a fact of life for education staff in recent years. This guidance is for workplace reps about redundancy and the consultation process that NEU’s FE members whose posts are at risk should expect.

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Restructuring in FE Colleges

When colleges are going through restructuring members understandably look to their union for support and advice. This guidance is intended to assist NEU college reps in dealing with the issue and ensuring that restructures are carried out fairly and transparently.

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Employment rights in the further education sector

Details of your statutory rights as an employee in the Further education sector. In some cases your contract will provide you with better terms and conditions and, if this is the case, those better terms and conditions will apply.

Blog

Press release

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Budget

The Government’s pledge last year to increase school funding fell short of the £12.6 billion we estimate is needed to replace the cuts made since 2015. Schools and colleges continue to fall into disrepair, and at the present rate it will take several decades to rebuild them all.

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Further Education funding

The system is broken. Colleges are financially struggling, with staff numbers decimated. We need money for staff: parity with schools would require a £7000 pay catch-up for FE college teachers. 

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Green Party Manifesto

The Green Party’s pledge to end centrally-imposed testing and Ofsted inspections is a welcome recognition of the pressures high-stakes accountability places on schools, narrowing the curriculum and driving teachers out of the profession.

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IFS on education spending in England

This IFS report confirms our belief that the additional money announced in the Spending Round is insufficient. They point out that even after the Spending Round, schools still have to cope with an unprecedented 13-year long funding squeeze.

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16-19 Funding

Funding announcement for further education and sixth form colleges is nowhere near to closing the £1.1bn gap.

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Post-16 colleges

Commenting on the passing of Motion 36 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “NEU members are calling on politicians and the public to recognise the weakened and fragmented state of the post-16 sector.

Policy

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