Disability Working Group

I am aiming to develop a disability working group within the Barnsley District NEU. I am currently helping a national steering group to effect positive changes to improve the lives of all including those with disabilities. I am aiming for the first group meeting to be held on the 28th January 2019, at 8 Burleigh Court, NEU offices at 4.15pm on-wards. Please come along. Refreshments will be provided. There are some steps in the building so if this is a problem, contact me and we can discuss alternative venues. Let’s make a vision and raise awareness of our rights and the responsibilities of our employers. We can support each other with school based issues and share good practice.

Ayesha Baggley

Barnsley District Secretary and Equality Officer.


Black Members

Conference details for 2019 or follow shortly. Please keep checking back for more details and how to apply.

It is a key priority of the NEU to ensure that its black teachers have a voice in the Union, in the classroom, and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

Within the NEU, the term ‘black’ refers to all teachers who face racism, including those identified on the National Census as Black or Black British, Asian or British Asian, Chinese, or other minority ethnic groups. Black is a political term to promote solidarity among people who face racism in society.

The NEU believes that combating racism is work for all of us, not just those of us who are affected by it directly.

NEU Black Teachers’ Conference 2018

Date: 16.11.18

Venue Grand Hotel Bristol

For more details, continue to check here.

LGBT+ Members

Proud to be LGBT, Proud to be a Teacher

The NEU believes that schools should be places where diversity does not mean discrimination and where the dignity of all individuals is respected. Supporting LGBT pupils and staff involves ensuring that the attitudes which generate homophobia and transphobia are eliminated across all areas of school life including the school policies and procedures, curriculum, and training opportunities the school offers to its employees.

The NEU is determined to ensure that its lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans members have a voice in the Union, in the classroom and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

The NEU has a proud history of representing and supporting LGBT teachers and continues to fight for equality for all teachers. We have succeeded in using the law to protect LGBT teachers from discrimination at school and to prevent homophobic bullying, winning compensation for those who have been failed by their employers.

NEU Pride Events 2019

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

Disabled Teachers

The NEU promotes the Social Model of Disability which asks ‘what can be done to remove barriers to inclusion?’. The Social Model of Disability is about fitting the job to the worker rather than the worker to the job. We work with disabled teachers and pupils to abolish disablism and discrimination. We have a proud history of representing and supporting disabled teachers and continue to fight for equality for all teachers.

2019 conference details along with information about the Disabled TUC conference will be available soon. Pleas keep checking back here or the National website for further details.

NEU Disabled Teachers’ Conference 2018

Date: Saturday 20th October 2018 and 21st 10.30am to 16.30pm

Venue: Oxford Belpre Hotel

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.

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

Complete your on-line form here.

Women Teachers

Over 76 per cent of NEU members are women and we believe that sexism and discriminatory practice should not form part of society. Here you will find information and resources designed to support the teaching of gender equality issues. The information focuses on women and equality materials relating to key developments in the struggle for women’s equality and aims to highlight the continuing need to improve the rights of women and girls both in the UK and across the world.

The resources will encourage members to explore social injustices and deepen their understanding of persisting inequalities which currently exist between men and women.