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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”

UPDATE 2nd November 2020

Steps you can take this week to make our schools and communities safer. The situation regarding Covid-19 is changing rapidly and the news of a further short-term lockdown raises a number of questions about schools and school staff. The NEU has called for schools… Continue Reading “UPDATE 2nd November 2020”

Update 12th October 2020

Making our schools and communities safer We have been working with colleagues in the London regional office to organise a meeting for NEU members with Sadiq Khan and Mary Bousted to take place on Tuesday October 20th. Please register for this meeting here. It… Continue Reading “Update 12th October 2020”

Black History Matters NEU resources 2020

This is a significant year for anti-racist organising movements, including Black Lives Matter and Decolonising Education initiatives. NEU Black Educators  have been actively engaged in ensuring schools and colleges are working progressively towards inclusive and anti-racist environments using the anti- racist framework and following… Continue Reading “Black History Matters NEU resources 2020”