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Gawain Little
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Ofsted, Secondary Assessment and Children's Mental Health
This morning's Education and Equalities Committee began with a discussion of children's mental health. In response to the DfE proposals on mental health 'first aid' training in schools, the NUT has used 'In Conversation' to discuss this with secondary schoo...
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I am pleased to have been re-elected as an Officer of Unify - the campaign for one education union - at their AGM in the ATL offices in London today. Unify was founded in 1997 as Professional Unity 2000 , in the hope that professional unity would be achieve...
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This afternoon’s Joint Executive Council (JEC) meeting of the National Education Union was short and uneventful, in the sense that none of the papers before the committed proved controversial. In many ways, its was a continuation of the Joint Officer Group ...
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The National Education Union is Here!
The room was charged with excitement, the tension in the air palpable, threatening to burst every time an announcement was made and greeted with applause. On Saturday, I attended a joint briefing on the National Education Union for NUT and ATL local Secreta...
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School Funding Campaign Post-Election
I've just spent the afternoon in a full Executive strategy briefing and workshop. We received a presentation, then had discussion in workshop groups, around three key campaigns - Funding, Assessment and Workload. In addition, we have had an initial discussi...
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Primary Assessment Consultation Continues
Much of this month's Education and Equalities Committee was spent discussing the NUT's strategy on primary assessment. With the recent House of Common's Select Committee Report and the Testing the Water   report conducted on behalf of Pearson, not to mentio...
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Union Activity Should be Uplifting and Rejuvenating
After school today, I went to Slough NUT AGM, followed by Milton Keynes NUT AGM. At the end of the second meeting, I got into a very brief conversation with someone about the difficulty of balancing union activity with an increasingly stressful job. Far too...
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An Unprecedented Opportunity
Kevin Courtney opened his General Secretary's report to this week's National Executive by talking about the unprecedented opportunity presented by the overwhelming votes in both NUT and ATL to form a new National Education Union. He described the decision a...
An Unprecedented Opportunity
An Unprecedented Opportunity
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We Must Fight to Preserve Comprehensive Education
On Wednesday, I attended the steering committee of Comprehensive Future as an observer for the NUT. It was clear from the discussion at the meeting that we face a crunch point on the future of comprehensive and selective education. Theresa May seems intent ...
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