The premier union for teachers in England and Wales.

  • NUT Strike March 2014
    NUT Strike March 2014

 

 

Welcome to the Mid Essex Teachers’ Association

Our hope is that you will find all the help and information that you need from your local association so please explore the website and links and let us know how we can improve it. Use the dots above to look at more photos

The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 19th.

Anne Swift, National NUT President, will  be speaking on “What next for the NUT”

NUT members petitioning

NUT members petitioning the public to support our stand for education!

Bye-bye base-line!

The Government has announced another U-turn and has backed down on base-line testing after spending millions of pounds introducing the scheme to reception classes. This is a victory for the campaign which brought together the NUT, the ATL, early years and parents’ organisations. The Government has come to the conclusion – as we been arguing and campaigning for months – that the tests are unreliable and pointless. Teachers want assessment that supports learning, not accountability measures. Learning from the base-line campaign: see NEWS page

Exam factories or learning for life?

Government decisions about how to measure schools are turning schools into exam factories. This is harming children and their life chances. Join the NUT campaign at www.teachers.org.uk/examfactories

Important Government climb-down on the Trade Union Bill

See message inside from TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady. Link

 2016 NUT Conference, Brighton

Read a full report from our delegates…follow this link

School Reps courses, forthcoming conferences and courses

New courses are regularly being arranged for school reps. These are Foundation and Advanced  courses. If you are interested, please contact Association Secretary, Marion Wilson. A number of union conferences and courses will be held this year, including our National Education conference in July, the Disabled Teachers’ conference (July), the NUT LGBT conference (July) and the Black Teachers’ conference (November). The NUT offers a whole range of courses for members. For details of all these events and how to apply follow this link.

Ofsted Publication

Ofsted have republished their “myth-busting” advice – this time with some videos and a commentary from Sean Harford. It can be found on this link: https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/20/busting-myths-on-ofsted-inspections/

There is some useful stuff here to remind members in schools that we can challenge some practices forced upon them in the name of “It’s what Ofsted want to see.”

Guidance on winning Acceptable Pay policy:

  • Guidance on Winning an Acceptable pay policy

    … on pay progression for teachers. It explains how to take action if necessary to secure a fair pay policy in your school. You and your … workload through interim reviews for all. The guidance stops short of advising that there should be no interim reviews during the appraisal …

 

 

 


 

Who Else is Who

Who Else is Who

The Mid Essex Teachers’ Association is a local association of the National Union of Teachers. It is organised locally by its Executive Committee and is affiliated to the Essex Division of the NUT. The school representative is normally your first point of contact.
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News

News

Get Involved

Leaflet your parents , lobby  or email your M.P. to explain why we are striking. To do this go to /www.teachers.org.uk/getinvolved Click here to read more

Message from our President

Message from our President

Having been elected at the AGM in March 2015, I will be working with the rest of the officers and Association committee to make sure our members get the best representation and support that is possible in these very trying times.
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Meeting Monday September 19th, 7pm, Orange Tree All members welcome