Sign up to lobby your MP

Message from National Education Union:

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School funding is facing its biggest shortfall in a generation. Along with ASCL and NAHT, we have written to your head teacher to update them on the funding campaign and to request their support.

To keep the pressure on, your union is working with other unions to build a national lobby of Parliament on 24 October.

Please talk to your head teacher and members about how your school can support the lobby.

The nation’s schools have had to cope with years of cuts. 88% of schools still face real terms budget cuts per-pupil. School cuts is an issue the Government simply can’t ignore.

We need your help to make this lobby a huge success, and to remind every MP, face to face, that school funding is an issue that won’t go away.

What should you do?

Sign up to lobby your MP. This will email your MP for you. You don’t need to do anything else apart from get to London.

Circulate the lobby sign-up link to members in your school, and encourage them to sign up and spread the word.
Check Schoolcuts for the latest figures on how your school is affected.

We hope to see you in London on the 24 October.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary


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School Funding – Latest News

Newham Teachers’ Association has just provided the NEU (NUT Section) with the latest figures showing the cuts to funding which our local schools are facing.

The figures are available to you in our spreadsheet which is available on the link below:

Funding cuts spreadsheet
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The School Cuts website is at!/

That website is undergoing revision but is still available to view.

Newham Teachers’ Association has a School Cuts Working Party which meets regularly to build a local campaign against the cuts faced by Newham’s schools.

Amalgamation ballot now underway

The member ballot on the proposed amalgamation of the NUT and the ATL begins this week.

If you hold a school group meeting either jointly with your ATL colleagues or as an NUT group on workload please also discuss the proposed amalgamation.

Resources are on the NUT website.

The NUT will be operating a ballot hotline from 1 to 15 March for members who have lost or mislaid their ballot papers.

Members can ‘phone the hotline on 020 7380 6300 from 9am to 5pm during this period.

Only voting papers returned by 5pm on Tuesday, 22 March will count.

Please do all you can to encourage members to vote in the ballot and to vote ‘yes’ to the amalgamation.

Message from Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney


Refugee Competition

As a result of the ongoing refugee crisis Newham Teachers’ Association has decided to run our Refugee Week Schools Competition for 2016.

This competition is also being rolled out nationally through the NUT so that competitors in local associations have the opportunity not only to win and attend a local prize – giving but also to compete nationally.

Your Head Teacher will have received a letter with a participation slip for completion and return to Newham Teachers’ Association.

We encourage you to take part in the event.

A Refugee Competition page has been created on our website. Details for the completion can be found there.

If more convenient all documents relating to the competition can be found here.

(Note: For LKS2 & UKS2 Word docs, download and open them with Word. Opening in Google Documents does not display Word formatting correctly. Those 2 docs are also in pdf for those that wish to view in Google Documents.)