World Fair Trade Day 2017

Agents for Change across five continents will join hand in hand for Fair Trade and the Planet to celebrate World fair Trade Day on 13 May 2017. Fair traders in the supply chain, joined by consumers, policy makers and advocates, will form human chains in their celebrations to mark their commitment to Fair Trade and the Planet, our route to sustainable development.

The 2017 celebration is the third in the series of ‘Be An Agent for Change’ campaign. We believe that Fair Trade is an Agent for Change, a solution to trade injustices and imbalances of power in the supply chain. People in the Fair Trade supply chain and the consumers supporting Fair Trade products are Agents for Change. It is our inherent power to make change. We believe that anyone can be an Agent for Change.

Together, hand in hand, we can work for a fairer world.

For more information, visit

NUT Supply Teachers Conference – London – 24th June

The 2017 NUT supply teachers’ conference will be held on Saturday 24 June at NUT Headquarters, Hamilton House London. Registration starts at 10am and conference will run from 11.00-4.00pm. Please click here to register online and for further information.

The conference will continue to develop local and national strategies to tackle the issues affecting supply teachers, including rates of pay from agencies, use of unqualified staff and lack of pension provision, and promote supply teachers’ networking and involvement in the NUT and its wider campaigns.

The event is free of charge to NUT members.

Annual NUT Supply Teacher Survey

Please click here to complete the NUT’s annual survey of supply teacher members. This survey gives us an up to date picture of pay and working conditions, particularly for those who work through agencies, and the problems facing supply teachers. Your response will help us identify the key issues that you and your supply teacher colleagues face.

Please complete the survey by Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Questions for your Electoral Candidates

With the general election fast approaching, education needs to be at the forefront of candidates minds. the NUT has released a series questions which you can put towards electoral candidates in your constituency.

1. Will you support the position that school budgets should not experience real terms cuts?
2. According to UK Treasury Data, UK spending on education will decline from 6.07%
of GDP in 2010 to 4% in 2020. Do you think this trend is good for the country?
3. The OECD says that the most effective school systems are non-selective. Do you agree?
4. (To Conservative candidates) What evidence is there for the claim that selective education systems (Grammar schools) benefit the majority of students?
5. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimate that as a result of tax and benefit changes, child poverty will rise above 30% in 2021/22. This is a catastrophic figure, with serious consequences for children’s ability to achieve success at school. What should government do?
6. The CBI is one of many organisations that say that the focus on a narrow range of examinations means schools are becoming exam factories with serious consequences for students’ well-being. What do you propose is done about this?

NUT Disabled Teachers Conference

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017 – 10.30am to 16.30pm

Venue: NUT Headquarters, Mabledon Place, London. WC1 9BD

The Disabled Teachers’ Conference provides the opportunity to meet and network with other disabled teachers from across England and Wales. It aims to support disabled teachers already active in the NUT, encourage other disabled teachers to become active and provide a forum to discuss issues important to disabled members.

Forms must be returned to the NUT by noon, Friday 22 September 2017.

Booking for the DTC couldn’t be simpler. Apply early to secure your place.

Complete your on-line form here.

Management Committe meeting – all welcome!

The next meeting of the Management Committee will take place at 4.15pm on Thursday April 27th at the NUT office in Burleigh Court, Burleigh Street.

Please note: this meeting is open to any members who are wish to become involved in our campaign to develop a Workload Charter for Barnsley.

Agenda  (Timings are suggested maximum for each item.)

  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Special item: Workload Charter campaign (45 mins)
  3. Minutes of March 2017 meeting (to be considered as a true record)
  4. Matters arising (if not on agenda) (5 mins)
  5. Correspondence (5 mins)
  6. Reports from delegates to National Conference (10 mins)
  7. School issues (reports and concerns from reps & teachers) (10 mins)
  8. Secretary’s report (5 mins)
  9. Other reports: (10 mins)
  10. Treasurer
  11. Membership & Recruitment
  • Blog & website
  1. CCP
  2. National Executive
  3. BTUC
  • Other
  1. AOB

NUT Pride Events 2017

Various Pride Events are due to take place in 2017.

A comprehensive list of dates and venues can be found here, while further information is also available here.

Current events are scheduled to take place in;

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Burnley
  • Canterbury
  • Chester
  • Coventry
  • Cymru
  • Doncaster
  • Dublin
  • Durham
  • Eastbourne
  • Essex
  • Exeter
  • Exmouth
  • Flintshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Hereford
  • Herts
  • Hull
  • Isle of Wight
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Oxford
  • Plymouth
  • Reading
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Totnes
  • Warwickshire
  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • York