• NASUWT faces fresh challenge over legitimacy of national officials

    The NASUWT teachers’ union is facing a fresh challenge over claims that its former president and other officials held office while ineligible for full union membership. The Northern Ireland Certification Office, which regulates union activity, has confirmed it will hear a complaint from Susan Parlour, the former NASUWT NI president, that five officers, including Dan

    15.00 Sep. 13th, 2019 | News

  • NASUWT former president excluded after speaking out

    A teaching union has removed an executive member after she questioned the lengthy suspensions of senior officials and the timetable for the general secretary’s re-election. Susan Parlour, the former president in Northern Ireland for the NASUWT, has been excluded from the union’s national executive. Documents show the union began action against the teacher last October,

    15.00 Jun. 28th, 2019 | News

  • Union ordered to reinstate sacked employee after whistleblowing row

    England’s second largest teaching union has been ordered to reinstate a sacked employee after an employment tribunal found it was “likely” he was dismissed for whistleblowing. The NASUWT fired Richard Harris last October after he accused Chris Keates, the union’s general secretary, of lying, wasting police time and “acting like a despot”, a tribunal ruling

    7.00 Jan. 25th, 2019 | News

  • Data helps us intervene early, says academy trust

    Trusts are concerned that a new government diktat to pull back from data collection will stop them making rapid interventions for struggling pupils. The Department for Education this week pledged to cut out unnecessary workload so teachers could “devote their energies to teaching”. It followed several recommendations in a Workload Advisory Group report, which were

    5.00 Nov. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Alternative provision academy trust turns to online learning to make savings

    An academy trust in charge of 11 alternative provision academies intends to increase its use of online learning as part of a plan to cut more than £2.5 million from its budget, it has emerged. The TBAP trust, which runs AP academies in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, is planning widespread cost-cutting measures after

    16.45 Sep. 21st, 2018 | News

  • Energy drink ban plan 'long overdue'

    A move by the government to consider banning the sale of energy drinks to young people has been branded a “major step forward” but “long overdue”. Downing Street announced last night that the Department of Health is to consult on proposals which would see all retailers banned from selling drinks that contain more than 150mg of

    10.53 Aug. 30th, 2018 | News