‘Refugees are Welcome Here’ Newham Schools Competition 2017
• Competition to be run in schools [during Refugee Week or before]
• These entries to be judged in individual schools
Then, asap (Deadline 16h00 03/07/2017):
1st, 2nd & 3rd winners in each category entries to be sent / delivered to
Newham Teachers’ Association,
C/O Newham Town Hall,
• Entries to be judged by independent panel
• Schools to be informed by email of results by 9am Friday 7th July
• Winning children, families and teachers invited to prize-giving event
• Prize-giving event to be held week beginning Monday 12th July [final date & venue tbc] . This will begin at 5pm and last approximately an hour.
Message from Secretary, Newham Teachers’ Association:
“I cannot over emphasise the importance of this meeting as schools are faced vicious cuts to their budgets and on top of that the potential of their budgets being frozen for many years.
These cuts are the worst I have ever known in my role as your Divisional Secretary since 1992.
The agenda paper for the General Meeting is available for download. Please draw it to the attention of your members and place it on your NUT Notice Board. If you do not know the impact of the proposed new funding formula on your school simply put your school’s postcode into the website page as soon as you go to www.schoolcuts.org.uk. If you do know the impact on your school’s budget then you will understand the importance of the meeting.”
“One Housing has recently told keyworkers in Newham that they will face a 40% increase in their rents. This was not negotiated or consulted. Many now face the prospect of moving home. This includes teachers, teaching assistants, NHS staff and social workers who provide key services to their community. Some residents have families with young children. Stop One Housing from imposing these unfair contracts! Sign our petition today!“
Newham Teachers’ Association has donated towards the campaign and urges you to obtain signatures for the petition.
Please post the signed petition to:
c/o The President
Newham Teachers’ Association
NTA Office (Newham NUT)
Direct House (Bridge Road Depot)
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text above from an officer of London Teachers’ Housing Campaign, & One Housing Tenants Network.
The NUT Annual Conference gave time and support to the new London Recruits Film that is to be released soon. A book signing session sold copies of the London Recruits book and a bucket collection raised £2000+ towards the film production costs.
The London Recruits Film Team offers their thanks:
Ronnie Kasrils is a former South African Freedom Fighter and then Minister. He worked with the London Recruits in the struggle to overthrow apartheid.