Matchfest 30th June 2018
The Matchstrikers come home to Bow.

Sexism – It’s Just Everywhere

it's just everywhereThe results of the NUT/UK Feminista research into sexism in schools was launched in December at a packed meeting in the House of Commons. You can read the report here
There was good representation of MPs at the launch including Maria Miller MP and Jess Phillips MP who both commended the NUT/NEU for undertaking the research and committed political action on the issue.

We have sent the link to the report into every school in Tower Hamlets and will be sending hard copies in to key staff in the coming weeks.
You can order copies of the report – and fabulous anti-stereotyping stickers – from equality@nut.org.uk

Challenging Sexism in Schools

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Tickets are selling fast so you will need to move fast if you plan to come. 

Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Schools

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.

Please help by completing this quick survey

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.

Gender & Sex Discrimination

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 secretary@east-london.nut.org.uk

ELTA Equalities Officer: Neptali Palmer

You can also contact the NEU Advice Line 0345 811 8111or here

London NUT Women’s Network

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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:

  • Increase the voice and active involvement of women in the Union at school, association, division, national and international levels
  • Organise events and actions on issues that matter to women
  • Work with other unions and organisations on common causes
  • Circulate information and publicise events and policies that affect women

For more details contact: London@nut.org.uk or kiritunks@gmail.com

Social Media

You can find the network on Facebook

You can follow the network on Twitter @NUT_LBTN

Gender Representation and the NEU

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.

Gender and education : NEU policy statement

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.

NUT Information

Valuing women working through the menopause

Preventing sexual harassment and bullying

Tackling domestic violence

Guide on flexible working


  • Please note that Tower Hamlets and the City NEU district has negotiated an improved maternity pay package for teachers in Tower Hamlets. See Tower Hamlets Maternity scheme

Policy documents on gender equality

NUT Teaching Resources

Breaking the Mould: primary school gender project

The Chainmakers

Women and Equality