The Budget and School Cuts

Message from NEU School Cuts Campaign:

Call your MP

This Wednesday will be a watershed moment for schools.

In two days Philip Hammond will present his national budget to Parliament. Crucially your MP can oppose this budget if it does not fairly fund all schools.

Your MP needs to know that constituents are paying attention to their vote.

Take a moment to call your MP today and tell them you’re watching.

Our simple tool will connect you to their constituency office in just one click.

Thank you again,

School Cuts Campaigner

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Message from National Education Union:

NEU logo & NUT logo, & "Sign up" in words. All from NEU email.

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


NEU page footer from emails. Words "Together we'll shape the future".

24/10/2017 – Join us and lobby your MP to oppose school cuts

Message from NEU:

Dear colleague

The National Education Union set Justine Greening five tests in advance of her funding announcement yesterday. She failed every one of them.

Join the lobby of Parliament on Tuesday 24 October organised by the National Education Union, parent groups and other unions. Register for the lobby here. Show MPs you oppose the Government’s funding policy. Tell your colleagues and encourage parents and others to attend.

School cuts have not been reversed.
There is no real new money for education.
Cuts to high needs, early years and post-16 are not being reversed
There is no long term funding commitment
Historic underfunding will not be addressed
The Government promised ‘fairer funding’ but has instead been cutting schools’ funding in real terms, leading to larger class sizes, curriculum cuts, fewer teachers and support staff, resources and materials. All of this is set to continue.

The School Cuts website will be updated soon so that parents, teachers and education professionals can see the full impact of these proposals on every school.

Education must be fairly funded and the only way to do that is to provide more money. Support the National Education Union’s campaign with parents and help us make the Government see sense.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary

Parliamentary Candidates & School Cuts

Communication from Andrew Baisley (School Cuts Campaign) to Peter Smith, NTA Secretary

Your parliamentary candidates will promise to protect school funding if we put enough pressure on them – that’s why we’ve set up an exciting new tool for you to email them and record their responses.

You can email all your candidates, with the touch of a button, to ask them to promise to protect our schools.

Click here to ask your candidates to commit to protecting school funding

Click here to email your candidates now

Weekend of Action for Schools, 20-21 May

We also want to make next weekend a ‘Weekend of Action for Schools’ and I want to invite you to a local event near you. From street stalls to door-to-door leafleting, people like you will be out on the streets with a message to vote for education.

Click here to find your nearest Vote for Education event using your postcode

Click here to find an event near you

If you would like to set up an event, just go here and click ‘host an event’ to set up an account and post your activity.

Thank you for your continued support, together we can win for education.

Best wishes,

Andrew Baisley
School Cuts campaign co-ordinator

Promoted by the National Union of Teachers on behalf of School Cuts

Unions ask Parliamentary candidates to pledge to raise school funding

The NUT, ATL , NAHT and GMB are asking every candidate in every constituency in England and Wales to promise that they will address the funding crisis in our schools, which will see schools facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.

The four unions have updated the Schools Cuts website – – so that voters can email each Parliamentary candidate asking them to oppose cutting the funding for every pupil in real terms in schools. By putting a postcode into the website the candidates in the area will appear and the website enables everyone to send an email to each candidate asking them to oppose the real terms funding cuts for schools.

At the last general election the Conservatives promised to protect the money ‘following your child into school’. This is a promise that was broken and we are now seeing the worst cuts to school budgets in a generation.


Rally 18/05/2017: “Speak Out For Education”

Speak Out For Education Rally

Thursday 18/05/2017
Old Palace Yard
London SW1
Opposite Parliament

NTA Committee Member Moyra Samuels will be taking the Newham Teachers’ Association Banner.

Please join the NTA banner at the meeting.

Speak Out For Education Campaign
Speak Out For Education Campaign

Poster (flyer)
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NUT Greenwich Fights Redundancies at Plumstead Manor.

Newham Teachers’ Association has made a £50.00 solidarity donation to the Greenwich GMB branch strike fund & wishes them success in their continued justified industrial action, with the support of Greenwich NUT, to stop threatened compulsory redundancies they jointly face at Plumstead Manor.

Greenwich, Plumstead Manor, PMS Strike Leaflet No.3
PMS Strike Leaflet No.3

Read the story behind the strike over Plumstead Manor redundancies.
The situation is a result of School Cuts & could be repeated anywhere.
PMS Strike Leaflet No.3
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Message from Greenwich NUT:

“You may be aware that we are currently involved in an important dispute to fight cuts at Plumstead Manor with the loss of up to 27 posts. The NUT and GMB have already taken three days of strike action and have called another four days to ensure that we minimise the effects of cuts in the school.
You can send messages of support to the Rep Orkun Ari at”

Social to raise money to fight school cuts

Poster for Greenwich Social 05/05/2017
Poster for Greenwich Social 05/05/2017

 Tickets in advance

£5 waged / £1 Concession
On the door – £6.50 / £2

Friday 05/05/2017 19h00
Blackheath Newbridge Club
22 Charlton Road

Poster for social (organised by Greenwich NUT, GMB & Unite)
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