Islington District - National Education Union (NUT Section)

School Cuts

We’ve crunched the numbers on Justine Greening's latest funding proposal – and it doesn’t look good. 17,385 schools still face real-terms cuts.

Find out how your school is affected now on

Education Secretary Justine Greening is responding to our campaign. In July she scraped together £1.3bn for schools from other parts of the education budget.

That’s because of every single person who made this campaign possible.

But we can’t rest yet. The money she moved around falls well short of reversing the cuts schools have been facing for years.

Find out how your school and community will be affected by cuts.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be mobilising communities across the country to come together for our schools.

I hope you’ll join us

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.

    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.