Survey reveals more in teaching profession experiencing worsening mental health

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Education Support, a charity "dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the education workforce", carried out a recent survey on those in the teaching profession and the results were concerning. Details within

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 8:15am

By Peter Shreeve

Union calls for urgent increase in Covid-19 testing for schools

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

NEU tells Government that support for wider opening of schools should not be taken for granted, and demands urgent action on testing

Monday, 21st September, 2020 8:16am

By Peter Shreeve

‘Government must put measures in place to lift pupils out of the grip of poverty and disadvantage’ says education union

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Peter Shreeve comments on the report that reveals the ‘education disadvantage gap’ stopped closing, even before the Covid-19 pandemic

Friday, 28th August, 2020 9:12am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Robust system must be urgently developed for 2021 GCSE and A-Levels

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Peter Shreeve of the NEU says robust systems must now be urgently developed to ensure that the 2021 grade awarding process for GCSE and A-levels is reliable, valid and secure

Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 5:42pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

NEU welcomes Rev. Jesse Jackson to Black Lives Matter solidarity webinar on Monday

Rev Jesse Jackson

Rev Jesse Jackson said, 'The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up'. Anyone can register to watch him talk at Monday's NEU Webinar

Friday, 12th June, 2020 5:04pm

By Peter Shreeve with 5 readers' comments

‘No-one can confidently assert it’s safe to open schools from Monday’ says Education Union

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With four SAGE advisors breaking ranks to publicly express their concerns about the early easing of lockdown, the Isle of Wight's Peter Shreeve says it's not too late for the Government to draw back on decision to open schools tomorrow

Sunday, 31st May, 2020 9:32am

By Peter Shreeve with 18 readers' comments

Concerns raised over safety guidelines being met in schools as they prepare for wider opening

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The Assistant District Secretary of the National Education Union shares his view on the recent national survey which revealed problems with health and safety, even before wider opening

Friday, 29th May, 2020 9:42am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Reopening of schools is ‘reckless and rushed’ says education union

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The NEU say the Government has "stoked teachers' anxiety and triggered real confusion"

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 8:02am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Letter: An excess of information makes it hard to know what’s trustworthy and what’s not

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Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the best way to inform effectively and counter rumour or misinformation, is by having the firmest possible answers to all points raised in the letter to Boris Johnson

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 8:06pm

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

NEU launches education microsite for parents and carers

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The site is split into advice, latest news and resources and will be updated regularly as more information from Government and exam bodies is received

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 9:01am

By Peter Shreeve

Letter: Chancellor must recognise need for long-term investment in SEND support

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The Government's own report on SEND support concluded that it has been let down by failures of implementation, …. confusion and at times unlawful practice, bureaucratic nightmares, buck-passing and a lack of accountability, strained resources, and ultimately dashed the hopes of many

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 7:47am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Early Years: Poor pay, increasing workload and low status, say education union

preschool children

Peter Shreeve from the NEU says the challenges in early years are not surprising and mirror similar trends affecting education in general - poor pay, increasing workload and staff turnover

Monday, 17th February, 2020 11:47am

By Peter Shreeve