• A NEU dawn: NUT and ATL hold final conferences

    The National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers held their last conferences as separate unions over the Easter break. The two sections will meet as one amalgamated National Education Union next year. Schools Week’s political editor Freddie Whittaker attended so you didn’t have to. 1. Ofsted ‘overstepped the mark’ during hijab row

    12.45 Apr. 16th, 2018 | News

  • Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint general secretaries of the National Education Union

    As I mount the steps to the National Education Union’s London headquarters, I can’t help feeling disappointment that the joint general secretaries turned down the idea of a photoshoot on a bright blue tandem. Nothing that would highlight their stark height difference, the press officer insists. Union business is a serious game, it appears. Almost

    5.00 Mar. 27th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Unions won't go easy on grammar plans to win funding deal

    England’s teaching and leadership unions have reiterated their opposition to plans to expand selective schools amid rumours that ministers may try to buy their cooperation with the promise of extra funding for schools. Documents reveal two of the most prominent unions – the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers

    5.00 Apr. 10th, 2017 | News

  • Union leaders spurn NEU's merger call

    Education unions are not queuing up to join the National Education Union, the new teacher union created by a merger of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). None has any plans to join the union or wants to discuss the matter, Schools Week has learned. The news

    5.00 Apr. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • No more 'divide and conquer' in education

    The decision taken by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) to amalgamate into a single union, the National Education Union (NEU), is significant and historic. It is a recognition that times are changing, and that teacher unions are changing too. The trend towards union mergers

    10.25 Mar. 22nd, 2017 | Opinion