• 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 | Features

  • 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

  • £60m opportunity areas may not stop cash shortfalls

    Schools in Blackpool, Derby, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough and West Somerset will receive extra money and support from the government to reduce inequality, the education secretary has announced. But the National Union of Teachers says the same areas face cuts of almost £50 million as a result of plans to introduce a national funding formula. Children

    5.00 Oct. 7th, 2016 | News

  • Education 'super-union' talks move to final stages as NUT and ATL plan special conferences

    Talks about the formation of a new education super-union with members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the National Union of Teachers will move into their final stages in November after both organisations voted to hold special conferences to debate the move. Delegates from both the NUT and ATL will now meet separately

    14.23 Aug. 26th, 2016 | News

  • Kevin Courtney elected general secretary of National Union of Teachers

    Kevin Courtney has been elected as the 12th general secretary of the National Union of Teachers with almost 70 per cent of the vote. The former deputy general secretary of the union, who has been its acting leader since Christine Blower stood down in May and presided over the recent strike of teachers across England,

    17.10 Jul. 15th, 2016 | News

  • Teachers' pay scales rise by 1% but 'significantly higher' increase needed

    Teachers’ pay scales will shift by just 1 per cent from September, but government advisers have warned of the need for a “significantly higher” rise before 2020. Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, has announced that she intends to accept a recommendation from the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) that the lower and upper ends of

    15.12 Jul. 6th, 2016 | News

  • What is the NUT strike about and will it make a difference?

    NUT members in England will take national strike action on Tuesday. Any strike by teachers grabs news headlines and often divides opinion, within and beyond the profession. So why are NUT members going on strike and will it make any difference? asks Howard Stevenson Any industrial action in the UK must be based on a legal ‘trade

    16.18 Jul. 4th, 2016 | Opinion

  • NUT delivers ultimatum to government over strike action

    The government must fund schools sufficiently, tell academies to observe national terms and conditions and promise “meaningful talks” to avoid strike action by teachers next week, the National Union of Teachers has said. In a letter to the education secretary Nicky Morgan, the union’s acting general secretary Kevin Courtney has expressed regret that next Tuesday’s

    15.39 Jun. 28th, 2016 | News