We asked all candidates in both of our constituencies for statements on education. Here are the responses (or lack of). Available as a pdf here. Halifax Calder Valley
Please join us on Tuesday 5 July for any part of this program of events: Here are a couple of photos from our leafletting session on Saturday, where local parents were hugely supportive of our efforts to increase education funding. See you out tomorrow!
The NUT ballot closed this week, with a 92% vote in favour of taking strike action to defend school funding and our pay and conditions. The strike will be on 5 July. Please see this website, check your emails (email email@example.com if you aren’t receiving emails from us) and twitter to find out about events… Read More National Strike Action!
The NUT are balloting for National strike action over Education funding and the proposed threats to Pay and Conditions that the Government has proposed. Come to Calderdale NUT’s campaign meeting: Wednesday 4 May 4:30pm Cafe at Shibden Park (if you have kids of the right age – they can play in the park while the… Read More Meeting re National Strike
As you may have seen in the news, the NUT agreed at Conference at Easter weekend to ballot for strike action over terms and conditions and funding. There will be lots of information coming out about this, but one of the most important things is to get an extremely positive ballot result. The Trade Union… Read More Help us build a strong ballot for strike action!
The NUT is calling for the Department for Education to #cancelthetests and stop the introduction of the new KS1 and KS2 SATs tests. The increased difficulty (would you expect Year 6 students to know the subjuctive form, passive voice, or subordinating conjunctions?) makes it very difficult for children to meet the expected level of progress,… Read More #cancelthetests meeting about unfair KS1 and KS2 assessments 16/3 4:30
Here is the executive report form Patrick Murphy, one of our National Executive members for West Yorkshire: NECJanuary2016
On Wednesday 27 January, we held a general meeting at Julep Indian restaurant. We had NUT Organiser Paul Noble give a talk about the effect that the current Government’s cuts are having on schools and colleges and sowed the seeds of a local lobbying campaign which began when Gordon Cooper and Philomena Lorriman went to… Read More Well attended meeting 27/7 on funding cuts
Is your school’s budget in deficit? Will your school be restructuring staff? Will support staff redundancies make your job harder? Are you being made to teach outside your specialism due to cuts? Then come to our general meeting on Wednesday 27 January at 4:30pm at Juleps Indian Restaurant(rated 5 Star on Tripadvisor). The meeting will… Read More Meeting about Education Cuts Wednesday 27 Jan free Indian meal after
It is vital that young people both register to vote and understand the need to vote. The more young people vote, the more likely it is that governments will create policies that favour them and their education. This year’s National Voter Registration Drive (‘NVRD’) will see inspiring events and activities take place in schools and… Read More Get students to #RegisterToVote with @BiteTheBallot