Happy New Year

Welcome back to the new term and a happy new year to all our members in Barnsley Division. There is a lot to share with you and please keep checking our site for updated events and campaigns. We will soon be coming into schools to work with lots of members and senior leaders to begin to tackle workload issues. We are also talking to the council and our local MP’s about this issue too, so if you would like to get involved please let us know.

The Government have finally announced the school funding cuts and it should probably come as no surprise that they are worse than the NUT and the ATL initially predicted. Please have a look at the school cuts website to see the impact that these will have upon your school. It would be fantastic if you could also email your MP, there is a link to do this via the site, it does all the work for you and literally takes seconds.

Finally we would like to remind you all that you are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on the 19th January at the Tandoori Hut, Wakefield Road, Barnsley. The event is free and curry will be provided for all those attending. We have a fantastic speaker lined up, Debra Kidd  and Councillor Tim Cheetham will also be attending.

If you would like to attend sign up here and please could you spread the word with other NUT members in your school/workplace.

I hope you have a calm and peaceful start to the new year and look forward to seeing many of you at the AGM.


Nicola Fitzpatrick

Barnsley NUT Division Secretary


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