Give Schools the Cash For Covid 19 Recovery

Education, education, education was the refrain of the Labour Party at the turn of the century. Now the National Education Union say that education recovery has got to be the top priority again. Despite claims to the contrary, schools have been underfunded for years. The NEU say that Schools have experienced whole school budget reductions, …

Free School Meals – Leave No Child Behind

Bellingham Cllr Alan Hall joined over 750 local councillors by signing a letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson calling for more support with free school meals, so that no child is left behind. The letter, which was coordinated by the NEU’s Councillors’ Network, calls on the Government to ensure children from low-income families have …

‘Stop the baseline’ tests at 4 years old

The Department for Education plans to press ahead spending £10 million rolling out exams for every four-year-old entering school. Overwhelmingly the evidence, and consensus from experts around the world, says these kinds of tests on young children are both pointless and damaging. If so-called Baseline Assessment goes ahead in September 2020, every four-year-old will be …

Lewisham Nurseries Go To Downing Street Over Cuts

On March 2nd 2020 ahead of the Government’s Spring Budget, parents, children, teachers, campaigners, Councillors & MPs joined the National Education Union (NEU) in handing a 25,000 signature petition to No10 Downing Street. The Petition says: “Nursery schools give 40,000 children the best start to school. The majority of these schools are located in the …