AGM March 14th 2019

To All Barnsley NEU members

The first Annual General Meeting of Barnsley NEU will take place on Thursday March 14th at 4.30 in Shaw Lane Sports Club.  All members are welcome.  I hope to see many of you there. We are presenting a motion to change the times of future meetings. Come along, give you opinions, lets make the changes together.

A buffet will be provided.


  • Apologies for absence.
  • Invited speaker: Representative of Barnsley Save our NHS campaign.  Followed by questions/discussion.
  • Minutes of NUT AGM 2018 (to be considered as a true record)
  • Matters arising
  • Announcement of election of officers and committee members from September 2019
  • Installation of new President
  • Incoming President’s address
  • Update on Indicative Ballot results.
  • Equality issues and campaign group.
  • Local Free Training Events.
  • School Issues directed time, workload and performance management discussion session. What are the issues that are important to you?
  • Officers’ reports on work of Barnsley NUT in 2018
  • Election of auditors and scrutineers
  • Financial report & statement of accounts
  • Adoption of rules for Barnsley District NEU
  • Amendments to motions for Annual Conference 2019
  • AOB

Minutes of the last AGM 2018

Priority Motion Results and details

Indicative Ballot Results

School Issues Discussion

Below are Issues NEU are campaigning about. Click on the red title links for a full report of the summaries presented. (Taken from the NEU main website).

Broken promises from Government on school funding

New analysis by the National Education Union of the Schools Block funding allocations show the Government has not even matched their previous woefully inadequate promises on school funding. The Government has delayed and delayed the publication of these figures. The reason now is clear

NEU survey: Teachers witnessing distressing new levels of child poverty this winter in schools

A National Education Union snapshot poll of 1,026 teachers* in England paints a harrowing picture of the increase in poverty seen in our schools and the daily impact it is having on children and young people.

School Holiday Poverty

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the Government’s school holiday programme for disadvantaged children.

School Cuts Coalition Stands By Figures Challenged by Deputy Chair of Conservative Party

James Cleverly, the Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party, has complained to the UK Statistics Authority about the figures on the School Cuts website. We stand by those figures.

Social Mobility

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union comments on a report from an All-Party Parliamentary Group on social mobility, published today.

490 MPs contacted by NEU members ahead of Westminster Hall debate on school funding

MPs in England have been contacted by teachers, headteachers and support staff of the National Education Union and School Cuts Coalition supporters asking them to attend today’s Westminster Hall debate on school funding.

Local Free Training Event

Click on the link above to access the application form.

£10 will be provided for each member who attends along with reimbursement of travel costs.

If you needed to provide childcare arrangements to attend the course, please provide details at the event for reimbursement. The places are limited to 30, there are only a few left available.