In these very uncertain times our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, and we must hope that there can be a peaceful, negotiated settlement to the crisis.
The NEU Executive meets on Saturday and will discuss the situation.
The Union is contacting education unions in Ukraine and I am sure we will issue advice for members in school and suggestions for how we can support humanitarian appeals.
Last week, we met with LBTH and Public Health to discuss the government’s lifting of Covid restrictions. Although self-isolation is no longer a legal requirement, schools are advised to keep current safety measures in place.
Therefore, LBTH is strongly advising staff to self-isolate for five days if they test positive for Covid or develop symptoms – no member of staff should lose pay as a result of following this advice.
LFT Testing should continue and LBTH are looking at what supplies can be made available to schools
We are really pleased to be welcoming our Joint General Secretary, Mary Boustd, to our meeting tonight. Mary will speak about NEU policy on appraisal and lesson observations and we will discuss how we can support reps and members.
We will also be discussing the latest news on the pay campaign following completion of the recent survey.
Finally, we will discuss some proposed amendments to NEU Conference motions. The District Committee is proposing this set of six.
All of these amendments are additions to existing motions which can be found in the booklet below.
We have reached the time of year where we begin the process of electing our officers and committee members for the forthcoming year.
See below for a nomination form which lists the officer positions. In addition, we have six places on our Committee.
This is a great opportunity for some of our Reps to build on the great work you have been doing in school and help us develop our organising plan to support Reps and members.
This year two of our longstanding officers, Baljeet Ghale and Kiri Tunks, are standing down so we are looking for a new Treasurer and Membership & Equalities officer.