Islington branch of the National Union of Teachers (NUT)

The DfE has published a poster with key recommendations for change in workload which should be followed in all schools. This is a really useful document for you and your colleagues to be using in your school to challenge some of the current practice. Full size copies and a leaflet can be downloaded from

and you can watch a video where Kevin Courtney (NUT General Secretary) outlines how this document can be used.

School Cuts

England’s schools are now experiencing the largest real term cuts in funding in more than a generation.

In real terms, schools will lose huge amounts of money rising to £2.5 billion a year by 2020. 92% of schools will have their funding cut.

In Islington we calculate the cuts to be around £12.5 million by 2020. This equates to £600 per pupil and would be equivalent to 335 teachers lost.

You can see our forecast for your school, and those in your neighbourhood,  at

please email your MP and sign the petition using the links on the website

Islington members join sixth form college reps and activists outside NUT HQ

    What do we want.....
 A qualified teacher for every child in every lesson  Allow councils to open new schools where they are needed Consult the profession properly on changes to the curriculum and to examinations  Don’t test the very youngest  Fund schools and colleges properly Remove excessive workload and pointless bureaucracy  End performance related pay for teachers  Reverse unfair pension changes  Ensure government/union talks are about policies rather than just their implementation  Make sure we have enough teachers


Read NUT EduFacts

As never before, education policy is being driven by ideology not evidence. Every government announcement is laden with myths about schools, teachers and our education system.

EduFacts - - aims to challenge government and media rhetoric by presenting the facts about what's going on in our schools, our education system and in the teaching profession.