There is growing evidence of sexism, sexual harassment and abuse in schools. The NUT and UK Feminista are joining together to survey teachers about their experience of this.
We will be using the findings of this survey to work with UK Feminista to produce on-line resources for use in schools and with young people.
We also want to make this issue one of our priority motions for NUT Annual Conference.
The NUT is committed to challenging discrimination on the grounds of gender and sex and to campaigning on behalf of its members to ensure they are being treated equally. We work to influence policies at school, local and national levels relating to both working conditions and rights for our members and for the young people we work with. We work with other unions and organisations who share our aims.
ELTA is keen to increase the involvement and activity of women members in the work of the Union. If you would like to be more involved or require some advice or information, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
ELTA Equalities Officer: Neptali Palmer
You can also contact the NEU Advice Line 0345 811 8111or here
This network is a self-organising network of women members in London NUT branches which is supported by staff from the London Regional Office.
The aim of the network is to:
You can find the network on Facebook
You can follow the network on Twitter @NUT_LBTN
Women make up 76% of the Union’s membership and a proportionate number of women are school reps. Beyond this level, the representation of women in union roles drops significantly. The Union has identified increasing the representation of women as a priority at all levels of the Union. Annual Conference has recently changed the way it organises so that women are more able to participate in debates.
There is no reserved Executive seat for women. Instead, there is a drive to ensure women to make up at least 50% of the Executive seats.
The debate about girls’ and boys’ achievements is not a new one. The NEU has long campaigned for gender equality in the classroom from the early years to post-16 and in the teaching profession.
Female role models are still needed in many areas of working life and the teaching profession is no exception. The NUT believes that it is important educationally for children throughout their school lives to see women and men teachers in a wide range of roles, in all phases of education, throughout the whole range of curriculum subjects and in senior management positions in all schools.