Tag Archives: National Education Union

‘No one wants strikes. But I’m happy to stand on the picket line’

‘Travel misery’ won’t be over in south London any time soon. After a week of disruption on rail and the Tube, with airline strikes still to come, ANDREW FISHER, pictured left, appraises next week’s industrial action on Croydon’s Trams After … Continue reading

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Teachers threatened with sackings in gay author dispute

The bitter row with Catholic church over governor sackings and freedom of speech has seen John Fisher School closed for three days this week. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Teachers taking industrial action at John Fisher School have been threatened with … Continue reading

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Striking Coulsdon College staff set for action into September

Striking staff at Coulsdon Sixth Form College have stepped up their industrial action, as teachers have taken to the picket lines on Placehouse Lane for a second week. Union members are in dispute over pay disparity between Coulsdon and the … Continue reading

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John Fisher governors get Ofsted backing in gay author row

Teachers are on strike at John Fisher School today, with the backing of the majority of parents, as well as former governors and even Ofsted, as the row with the school’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese rumbles into a third month. Governors … Continue reading

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Striking teachers at Coulsdon College demand fair pay

About 50 staff at Coulsdon Sixth Form College have joined a picket line this morning, in a dispute between the National Education Union and college management over a refusal by the administration to honour nationally agreed pay awards. Coulsdon Sixth … Continue reading

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Pensions dispute sees private schools’ teachers go on strike

More than 50 teachers at Croydon High School are going on strike tomorrow in the first of six days of planned industrial action to defend their pensions. Croydon High, the fee-paying girls’ prep to sixth form school in Selsdon, is … Continue reading

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#MakeSchoolsSafe: The NEU advert the Mail banned

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Is your school safe? Teachers’ union launches covid map

Britain’s largest teachers’ union has started a website which offers interactive mapping to show the covid-19 infection rate around individual schools. The National Education Union’s “Covid-19 Map for Schools” website allows anyone to search for their local school and see … Continue reading

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June 1 is too soon to go back to school, say teachers’ union

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on the potentially deadly dilemma facing the borough’s headteachers, parents and youngest pupils There’s growing doubts – and much scientific evidence – that next Monday is too soon for young children to be expected to go … Continue reading

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Croydon teachers issue warning over re-opening of schools

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on a dire warning from the vast majority of the borough’s teachers over placing wealth before health Teachers in the borough have written to the council to warn that they oppose any plans for a … Continue reading

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Schools face cuts of up to £1,100 per pupil under Tories

Every school in Croydon faces further funding cuts if the Conservatives are returned to power in Thursday’s General Election. Those are the findings of the National Education Union, who state that some of Croydon’s 103 state schools could lose as … Continue reading

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Coulsdon teachers go on strike over £700m funding shortfall

Teaching union members working at Coulsdon Sixth Form College will be on strike on Wednesday, demanding more funding for their students and their college. Across the country, the  National Education Union will be taking strike action at another 33 sixth … Continue reading

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Borough’s schools’ budgets slashed by £15.3m since 2015

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on the startling findings of research into the impact of continuing Tory austerity on schools in Croydon, where teachers pay out of their own pockets for text books and glue sticks Croydon’s state schools are … Continue reading

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