FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has a long and dedicated history of campaigning for the advancement of education, for all our children. This site highlights some of our campaigns for:
. a system of assessment that informs teaching and supports learning;
. high quality early years education
. funded provision for teachers' professional development; and
. smaller class sizes
Our partnerships with other organisations equally dedicated to achieving progress on particular issues, brings strength and focus to our campaigns. The Union is proud, therefore, of its work with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) on the "End SATs - Assessment Reform" campaign aimed at ending in primary schools the high stakes testing regimes that distort the curriculum and damage our children's education. Our historic partnership agreement with the University and College Union (UCU) will maximise the voice of teachers and lecturers on all education matters for children, young people and adults.
The NUT is the largest teachers' organisation in Europe. The Union organises teachers across England and Wales and as an independent organisation, not affiliated to any political party, seeks to influence through its liaison with parliamentarians across all parties. The NUT's contribution to the advancement of education is consistent, persistent and successful. The campaigns and projects featured in this site demonstrate this commitment. We ask for your support.
As well as further information on the issues featured here, the Union's website www.teachers.org.uk contains full details of all our campaigns, policies and services.
With best wishes
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, comments on the announcement of 102 new free school applications approved for 2014 onwards by the Department for Education:
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, comments on the report 'Talent Matters – Why England Needs a New Approach to Skills'...
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, comments on the report commissioned by the Department for Education and undertaken by the National Foundation for Educational Research...
The largest union for qualified teachers in Wales has expressed disappointment that the Welsh Government has chosen to introduce fines for persistent truancy.
NUT Cymru says it has received alarming reports regarding the impact of the introduction of literacy and numeracy tests for all pupils from Year 2 – Year 9. Examples of students crying, reacting angrily and even threatening to no longer attend classes have been rife, especially amongst younger children.
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