Category: Secondary

Women in Work: childcare during Covid-19

It is in the interests of the whole school and college community that teachers and support staff are not forced out of their jobs because they have children, and that their childcare needs do not put them at a disadvantage at work. Download Women…

Coronavirus Update 8th June 2020

With many schools across the country, and in Tower Hamlets delaying plans to reopen, the NEU is continuing to make the case to the government that wider reopening of schools should be delayed until the number of cases is much lower and a robust…

Supporting pupils to return to school safely: statement from Mayor John Biggs

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, today made a statement on the wider reopening of schools in the borough. These paragraphs show that the Council is listening to concerns of staff, parents, carers and other members of our community in relation to opening…

Coronavirus FAQs

This briefing answers some of the most frequently asked questions from NEU members – for full details of our advice and to download the checklist please visit http://www.neu.org.uk/coronvirus – if you have any concerns talk to your NEU Rep or contact your local office….

Coronavirus Update 1st June 2020

As you know, the NEU is continuing to recommend that schools delay plans for wider reopening until at least June 15th, a position that is supported by recent comments from government scientific advisers. In Tower Hamlets a small number of schools are admitting larger…

Joint NEU Unison letter to Mayor John Biggs

We have just sent the email below to John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets. Please consider emailing him yourself at mayor@towerHamlets.gov.uk Please do encourage members to sign up for our Zoom call on Monday at 5pm – we have 200 registered already Dear John,…

Vulnerable Workers Checklist (Updated 9th June 2020)

Here is the updated guidance on staff at higher risk of Coronavirus 9th June 2020 Here is a link to the commentary and guidance for vulnerable workers Download the guidance: Vulnerable workers guidance Contacting your employer: a model letter Use the template letter below to…

Coronavirus Planning Checklists

Here are links to Joint NEU, Unison, Unite & GMB planning checklists for members to use to ensure that workplaces are safe to open for staff and students. Primary Checklist Read the joint commentary here Download the PDF here: Primary Coronavirus workplace checklist Secondary…