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NEU statementS: Violence against women

Statement by NEU Joint General Secretaries Following the events at Clapham Common on Saturday 13th March, Joint General Secretaries Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney issued this statement on behalf of the NEU: “The Metropolitan Police response to the vigil to mourn the murder of… Continue Reading “NEU statementS: Violence against women”

Coronavirus Update 5th January 2021

Last night, nearly 300 members attended the zoom meeting held by Tower Hamlets & the City NEU. It was was also attended by Rushanara Ali MP who offered her thanks and support to education staff working in the borough and responded to some questions… Continue Reading “Coronavirus Update 5th January 2021”

Update 7th December 2020

NEU CHRISTMAS TREATS With the end of term approaching , it may be difficult to organise any social events in school, but if you are – or if you want to buy some chocolates, biscuits or other treats for the staffroom we are offering… Continue Reading “Update 7th December 2020”

NHS Test and Trace App

A small number of schools have told staff to turn the NHS app off the whole time when they are in schools. This is wrong – Department for Education guidance is clear: pausing contact tracing in schools is only recommended in 3 situations: when… Continue Reading “NHS Test and Trace App”

Update: 18th November

With the Covid case rate continuing to rise in Tower Hamlets – now at 257 cases per 100,000 – we know that things are becoming more difficult in schools. Sadiq Khan was absolutely right when he described school staff as heroes for going “above… Continue Reading “Update: 18th November”

Coronavirus: what you need to know about pregnancy and maternity

This advice is taken from the national NEU website where you will find a range of resources to support and advise you. Download the NEU Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts poster: Pregnant women, women on maternity leave and mothers who are breastfeeding have specific protections… Continue Reading “Coronavirus: what you need to know about pregnancy and maternity”

Disability History Month 2020

Join the launch event for this year’s Disability History Month. Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go? 18th November 2020 7pm to 9pm CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Micheline Mason Writer, Poet, Activist Mik Scarlet Broadcaster and Journalist Marsha De Cordova MP Shadow Minister Equalities… Continue Reading “Disability History Month 2020”

Blended Learning: 9th November 2020

We have had a number of queries recently seeking advice on “blended learning”, particularly remote teaching and live lessons. This is clearly a topic that is coming into much sharper focus in schools as we go further into the term. Here is some guidance… Continue Reading “Blended Learning: 9th November 2020”

Update 3rd November 2020

Our meeting last night was attended by 148 NEU members, which is fantastic and we had a very good discussion about the latest situation facing schools. Here is a quick report, starting with the things we want Reps to do: 1. Call a meeting… Continue Reading “Update 3rd November 2020”

NEU Escalation App

Over the last few weeks, National Education Union (NEU) members and reps have asked us to streamline the way members can collectively escalate concerns in their workplace around safety and the growing trend of increased workload as a result of coronavirus. As a result,… Continue Reading “NEU Escalation App”