Indicative ballot on Primary Testing- results

The NEU indicative ballot closed last week – the overall turnout was 39% with 97% of those voting in favour of ending the current system of testing.

Executive members have been sent a detailed analysis of the ballot result and will be making decisions about the next steps when it meets on Saturday.
Today is SATs results day, so the NEU has issued the press release pasted below which has been covered in The Guardian and other news outlets
More Than A Score have also released this excellent video for today – please watch and share.

Primary Testing Ballot

The NEU Primary testing ballot will close on Tuesday 2nd July. If you have not already please cast your vote. Whatever your views it is important that we get a high turn out of votes to ensure we know the views of all members. Then the union can plan the next steps for the campaign. #ScrapSATS

You will receive another email email on Thursday. Click on the link and answer the two short questions. It only takes a couple of seconds.

Blair Peach Remembrance Student Competition

23rdApril will mark the 40 years since the death of Blair Peach.

Blair was a teacher at Phoenix School in Tower Hamlets andan active member of the East London Teachers’ Association (now the Tower Hamlets and the City district of the NEU).

Blair was a campaigner and activist against far right and neo-Nazi organisations. He attended a demonstration held by the Anti-Nazi League outside the town hall in Southall, West London on Monday 23 April 1979, St George’s Day, joining 3,000 protesters against a National Front meeting, taking place in the town hall. Present at the demonstration were over 2,500 police, and it became violent; more than 40 people, including 21 police, were injured and 300 were arrested. Peach was knocked unconscious and died the next day in Hospital.

Blair Peach believed in the inclusion of everyone no matter what race, religion or educational ability.

The NEU Tower Hamlets and the City district are running a competition for students to create a poster or poem to celebrate the life of Blair Peach and what he stood up for.

The poster or poem should include the statement Unity is Strength and celebrate the beliefs of Blair Peach. Entries should be on bigger than 1 side of A4.

There are 3 entry categories and all winning entries will be part of an exhibition to mark Blair’s life at Bow Arts and receive a prize.

  1. Primary students
  2. Secondary students
  3. SEND students

To entry Please send entries toTower Hamlets and The City NEU

Shadwell Centre

455 The Highway,

London

E1W3HP

On the back of the entry write your full name, category you are entering, School name and the name, email address or phone number of your parent or carer.

Closing date: TBC