National Union of Teachers

Those on Strike Today Are People Who Keep Our Country Going - They Deserve More From Their Employers

Mark Serwotka | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

Imagine, if you need to, being on below average wages and finding out that because some wealthy bankers crashed the economy you wouldn't be getting a pay rise any time soon. As I say, only imagine this if you need to. There is a very good chance you know exactly how it feels. If you work in the public sector, it has happened to you...

Teachers Voted For Further Strikes In June

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter r...

Ponderings on the NUT Strikes

Xavier Bosch | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Xavier Bosch

Who is in the right here? Hard to say. As a nation we should support the plight of teachers who supply arguably one of the most important services in the county, the people we charge with enriching the intellect of our young people. But national strikes are becoming annual events. This will be the third strike since 2011.

Teachers Cannot Be Expected to Perform to Their Best Under Continual Attack and Criticism

Christine Blower | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Christine Blower

Teachers work some of the longest hours of any profession with many working 50-60 hours a week. Our work is essential, our pay is not high, our pensions not gold-plated and we cannot be expected to work more hours than we already do. There comes a point when it is impossible to ignore what is happening.

Only 6% Of Teachers Support Michael Gove

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Only 6% of teachers think the coalition's academies and free schools programme is taking education in England in the right direction, a poll published...

Students Prepare to Support Education Strikes and Fight Austerity

Matt Stanley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.

Ban Teachers From Going on Strike

Katie Hopkins | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

Over the next few weeks, many teachers are going on strike. The NASUWT says: "parents understand we have to stand up for our pay and conditions." The NUT adds "Parents are very supportive of our position". Well here's the tough love on that one. We don't understand and we don't support you.

Why the Days of Page 3 Are Numbered

Victoria Sadler | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

The Sun cannot possibly continue for much longer against this groundswell of opinion. But given its stringent, seemingly intractable, position of defending Page 3, it seems that it has boxed itself in. There are rumours that News International has created a task force to look at how Page 3 could be revamped and modernised. Yet how to do this without losing face?

'Leftist Fat Cat' or Teachers' Saviour? Interview With NUT General Secretary Christine Blower

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Following my interview with Michael Gove's department, I present the very same questions to Christine Blower, the National Union of Teachers' general secretary.

Felicity A Morse

Gove's Historical Research Based On Premier Inn Polls And Regurgitated Press Releases

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has come under fire after basing claims that children had “disturbing historical ignorance” on a handful of PR surveys, including pol...

Affluence Without Education: Newbury's Hidden Tragedy

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

I am the first person to stand up and bang the drum for Newbury - we're a great market town with a great sense of community. We're above average in almost every respect - most notably in employment and affluence, yet still we seem to be letting our young people down by failing to provide them with the education they so badly deserve.

'Raunch Culture' Behind Beauty Pageants And Pole Dancing Classes

PA | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Women's liberation has been turned back 40 years by a new "raunch culture" that has led to "beauty pageants" being staged by student unions and pole-d...

NUT Says No To Shortening Summer Holidays

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers have warned they will resist any attempt to shorten the six-week school summer holiday. A move to cut the traditional summer break would h...

Testing Kids At Aged Five Risks Branding Them 'Failures', Says NUT

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children will be branded failures at the age of five by the Government's new reading test, teachers have warned. The National Union of Teachers (NU...

'Constant Criticism Demoralising Teachers', Claims Union

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Many teachers are feeling demoralised and overworked, with concerns that they are facing constant criticism and unrealistic expectations, a survey sug...

Protests And Strikes Against Pension Reforms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

The government has insisted that the pension deal offered to teachers is "as good as it gets" as thousands of teachers and lecturers prepare to stage ...

Teachers Poised To Boycott Reading Tests For Young Kids

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Government's new reading test for six-year-olds could face a boycott from teachers. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is expected to warn at...

Lucy Sherriff

Teachers Now Facing Online Bullying From Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are now subjected to cyberbullying from both pupils and parents, according to research by Plymouth University. Almost 400 teachers were qu...

Third Of Pupils Failing, Report Says

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Around a third of 11-year-olds could be leaving primary school this summer without a good grasp of reading, writing and maths, it...