“We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!” – April 12th 2018 7:30 at Barnsley Civic

“We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!” presented by Townse End Productions and sponsored by BTUC. Reception at 6:30pm and the play beginning at 7:30pm.

The Barnsley Civic website says ‘We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.

She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.

She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them:

“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!”

She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.

Tickets are £12/£10 Concession visit https://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/we-are-the-lions-mr-manager or call the Box Office on 01226 327000

Strike Action at St Helen’s Primary Academy

Staff at St Helen’s Primary Academy in Monk Bretton have been engaging in two further days of strike action this week against unfair management practices from Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). Staff and parents have come together at the picket line over the last two days and have shown strength against a bullying regime. Messages of solidarity have been sent from all across the nation to our brave members who are striking for what they believe in and for a better school for the children and the community. #sthelenswarriors #wewantahappyschool #STHAp11

Aspiring to Leadership – 1-2 December 2017

Designed to specifically support black teachers in their second to fifth year of teaching who are interested in developing their leadership skills and knowledge. The NUT uses the term ‘Black’ in a political context to encompass all members who self-identify as Black or Asian and all other minority ethnic groups who do not identify themselves as White. This two-day seminar will enable you to develop skills in planning your route map to leadership, your leadership skills and your awareness of career development options.

Date: Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd December 2017

Venue: NUT HQ, Hamilton House, London. WC1H 9BD.

Fee: Free for NEU (NUT) members, £150 for non-members

Book onto this course here.

Introductory Certificate in Transactional Analysis – 30 November -1 December 2017

This course has two parts and it is mandatory to attend both.

Part One: 30 November – 1 December (Thur-Friday)
Part Two: 1 March 2018 (Thur)

Transactional analysis (TA) is a way of making sense of the relational aspects of teaching and learning in both the classroom and staffroom contexts. Leading on from the behaviour-focused courses in the NUT programme, this certificated training will provide participants with:

  • psychological models for encouraging healthy emotional development
  • material for using TA directly with students and developing a whole school strategy
  • ideas for getting the best out of pupils, parents and colleagues
  • tools to look beyond behaviour management and into relationships and pedagogy
  • the internationally recognised Introductory Certificate in Transactional Analysis

The course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.

Date: Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December 2017
Venue: TBC – Residential
Fee: £75 for NUT members, £150 for non-members
Book onto this course here.

Equal Access to Promotion – 24-25 November 2017

Equal Access to Promotion is a development programme specifically designed for black teachers in their fifth to twelfth year of teaching who already have some leadership responsibilities. The NUT uses the term ‘Black’ in a political context to encompass all members who self-identify as Black or Asian and all other minority ethnic groups who do not identify themselves as White.

This programme aims to raise your influence as leaders in school in order to impact on student learning and wellbeing. As part of your learning you will have the opportunity to carry out specific, mutually agreed, school-based projects that produce evidence relating to leadership, management and professional development issues.

Please read this document before making an application.

Date: Friday 14th – Saturday 25th November 2017

Venue: TBC

Fee: Free for NUT members, £150 for non-members

Book onto this course here.

International Solidarity Learning and Development – 18-19 November 2017

A course for NUT members to enhance their teaching and learning practice on global issues and promote the NUT’s work as active international solidarity officers. By the end of the course, participants will:

  • have the skills and knowledge to carry out the role of the International Solidarity Officer
  • have enhanced their knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning about the key concepts of Global Citizenship – interdependence, diversity, human rights, peace and conflict and sustainability
  • have gained strategies for tackling controversial issues
  • have evaluated activities that encourage action for change through collaborative classroom teaching strategies
  • have begun to plan and organise international solidarity projects for their school, local association or division

Date: Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th November 2017

Venue: Belton Woods Hotel, Belton, Grantham. NG32 2LN.

Fee: Free for NUT members