Congratulations to New Vice-President Amanda Martin

The result has been announced of the recent NEU (NUT Section) election for the post of Vice-President 2018-2022

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Amanda Martin

The new Vice-President is Amanda Martin.

Peter Smith, NTA Divisional Secretary, has sent his personal congratulations to Amanda.

Amanda sent the following message to NEU members:
Honoured & so proud to have been elected by members to be their VP Thank you to Kauser for an exciting campaign I’m looking forward to the job of working with & for all members Enormous thanks to those that helped, nominated, supported & voted for me to be the last NUT section VP.

Amanda’s Twitter account is:

Amanda’s work re Professional Unity is on the NEU website.


Vote For Education Campaign: 4

4 - Learning
NUT says:
Most students like school and teachers want to teach. But unnecessary and high-stakes testing and exams get in the way of education. The curriculum has narrowed. The arts, technical and vocational education find it harder to keep their place. Primary and secondary schools are teaching to the test. Problems of stress and mental health are rising – for students and teachers. There are better alternatives. Powerful voices are calling for a new approach, that learns from other countries, and addresses the future not the past.
What you can do:
Ask your candidates to support More than a Score, a coalition of parents, teachers and educators that campaigns against SATs and for a different primary assessment system.
Ask them to support a change in secondary schools so creative subjects are valued equally to others.


Vote For Education Campaign: 3

3: Increasing selection
The NUT says:
The Government wants to expand grammar schools and selective education. Research – by an organisation the Government supports – says the highest-performing systems in the world are non-selective. Selection for the few is rejection for the many.
What you can do:
Ask your candidate to oppose increasing selection and opening new grammar schools or streams. 
If they are in favour, ask them for evidence to support their policy.

Vote For Education Campaign: 2

2 - Poverty
The NUT says:
We are the sixth largest economy in the world yet our levels of child poverty are shocking. More than four million children grow up in poverty – 30 per cent of all children. With cuts and austerity, this number is rising. Poor children do not learn as well as better-off children. Hunger affects concentration. Parents in poverty do not easily find the money for trips, books and other essentials.
What you can do:
Find out if your candidate supported the benefit cuts which affected so many families and, if they did, ask them why. 
Ask if they have talked to teachers and heads about what they can do to stop families falling into poverty.


Vote For Education Campaign: 1

1 - Funding
What the NUT says:
The Government has cut school funding by £2.2 billion since 2015. Between now and 2020, it wants to cut £3 billion more. Ninety-nine per cent of schools will suffer funding cuts. That’s virtually every primary and secondary school in the country.

This will mean: Fewer teachers. Larger classes. Less subject choice. Cuts in after-school activities. Fewer teaching assistants. Nursery schools closing

The very young, the poor and those with special needs and disabilities will be worst affected.
What you can do:
Find out how much schools in your community will lose at
Ask every candidate standing for election to pledge to oppose school cuts.
Ask them to send a message of support to the school cuts campaign.

NTA Elections 2016: Results

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Election results


The results of the 2016 elections for NTA Officer positions and NTA Delegates have been announced.
A summary of results can be downloaded here:

NTA Election Results 2016


The Electoral Reform Services report can be downloaded here:
ERS Report

Those interested in making comparisons with previous years can find an archive of NTA election results here:
NTA Election Results Archive

The archive covers 1998 to 2016.

NTA Election – Ballot papers coming soon

ballot-paper-for-website_001-250pixThe ballot papers for the NTA 2016 NTA Elections will start to arrive at members’ home addresses from Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

If you have not received your ballot paper five days after the open of voting, you should contact ERS, simply stating your name, to request a duplicate paper to be sent out. To do this, you should either email them at or call 020 8889 9203.


There are two documents which inform you of the candidates’ electoral stance. You will need to download both to see their views.

Document 1

Document 2




Newham Association Rule 5 states:
Management: The management of the association shall be vested in the Officers and Committee.

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Please make sure you use your vote to decide who manages the affairs of your Association.





(Original posting on website 02/11/2016. Posting on website updated 11/11/2016.)