Camden Teachers Association (NUT)
With the announcement of a General Election, we have a key opportunity to highlight the massive problems created in Education by the current government. Last year's KS2 Assessment debacle; The plan to increase Grammar schools and selective education; and most importantly the crisis in funding of our schools are all issues that the NUT wishes to put high on the agenda during this campaign.
We are currently finalising leaflets and have arranged the following events so far. We have decided to cancel our next General Meeting, which was scheduled for 23rd of May in order to try and bring as many teachers as possible to the Camden Cuts Demo.
Street Stalls on Saturdays
11am -1pm, Engaging the local community in discussion about school funding cuts, venues TBC on 13th, 20th and 27th May. Please let us know if you can commit to any or all of these dates. We will confirm which sessions and where when we know who is available.
Leafletting outside Primary schools, Wednesday mornings 8:30-9:30
3rd May Kingsgate Primary, Kilburn
17th May, Fitzjohns Primary, Hampstead
7th June, Emmanuel Primary & Beckford Primary School, West Hampstead.
Tuesday 23rd May The 'Big School Assembly' (Camden Cuts Demo), Parliament Hill Playing Fields - Rally at 5pm.
We are hoping to bring together teachers, governors, parents and students in a Central demo about cuts to Camden Schools. It would be great for school groups to assemble and march with banners to the rally through Camden, distributing leaflets.
Three camden teachers - Megan, Anna and Tom are cycling to Cardiff for the NUT Conference to raise money for CADFA (Camden Abu-Dis Friendship Association). Please visit their sponsorship page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/cycling-the-wall
Come along to our next General Meeting to hear from Neera Dhingra (Well-being manager at Parliament Hill School) and join in the discussion about the well-being of children today.
We are trialling a slightly later start time of 5:30pm, although refreshments will be available from 5:00pm.
The full agenda is here.
Last night's AGM involved a report back from the More Than a Score conference, followed by discussion about assessment in schools. You can find out more about the campaign by watching this video.
Below is a copy of a campaign statement in support of the More Than a Score campaign. If your school group haven't signed it yet, ask teachers if they are happy to.
Click here for a copy of the minutes from last night's meeting.
A flier can be found below.
Camden NUT has organised a public meeting for Parents, Governors and Teachers to come and here about the crisis of school funding and how it will affect our schools and pupils. Please advertise it widely. It's not essential, but you can let us know if you intend to come here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-meeting-school-funding-crisis-tickets-31284000287Speakers: Kevin Courtney - NUT General Secretary, Raj Chada - Chair of Governors, John Dowd - Headteacher.
If you are interested in coming to NUT Annual Conference over the Easter weekend 2017, or being involved with our committee, then you need to fill out the attached nomination form and return it to us by December 16th.
Please try to come to this important demo on Thursday 17th November. This come the week before the Chancellor's Autumn statement and we will be trying to send a very strong message about the important priorities in our schools.
Come along and join in the discussion at our next General Meeting. This meeting will take place next Tuesday 18th October at 5pm, in The Alex Jack Room at The Crowndale Centre.
Below is a copy of the agenda. We hope to see you then.
At this time of year, Appraisal and Performance Management meetings are taking place in schools. For current Camden policies and general guidance click on the 'Advice' tab above. If you have any further questions or require further support please get in touch.
Camden NUT meeting dates for the next academic year have now been added to the calendar.
Have a great summer break!