Social mobility

School Holiday Poverty

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Government’s school holiday programme for disadvantaged children.

NEU survey: Teachers witnessing distressing new levels of child poverty this winter in schools

A National Education Union snapshot poll of 1,026 teachers* in England paints a harrowing picture of the increase in poverty seen in our schools and the daily impact it is having on children and young people.

NEU comment on IFS report on the rich and poor in education

Andrew Morris, Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on research by the IFS which reflects on the historical skew towards the rich in public spending on education.

NEU comment on Equity in Education

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on Equity in Education, the latest report in the Pisa series from the OECD.

NEU comment on reintroducing the education maintenance allowance

Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Labour Party’s call for the Government to reintroduce the educational maintenance allowance for disadvantaged 16- to 18-year-olds in further education.

Increase in the amount of teenagers going hungry during the summer holidays

A snapshot survey of 657 secondary teachers by the National Education Union shows the growing concern amongst teachers that young people are not getting enough food to eat over the summer holidays.

NEU comment on EPI report: Education in England

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Education Policy Institute’s Education in England: Annual Report 2018.

Child poverty harms children’s educational opportunities

Growing child poverty is affecting children’s learning, say NEU education professionals, and schools and education staff are increasingly providing the services and essentials of daily life to stop families falling through the cracks

NEU comment on social mobility

Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report on social mobility, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:

Report into the attainment gap between poorer students and their classmates

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Education Endowment Foundation report The Attainment Gap 2017.