General Meetings 21st November 2017

posted 23 Nov 2017, 03:24 by NEU Secretary   [ updated 23 Nov 2017, 03:25 ]

Motion - Stand up to Racism

Islington Teachers Association agrees:

  1. To continue to affiliate to Stand Up To Racism (SUTR), to publicise its national and local initiatives to our members and to delegate at least one member to attend Islington SUTR planning meetings. (
  2. To support and promote as far as possible the joint SUTR/Care4Calais Winter Appeal and convoy to Calais on Saturday 9 December for refugees still living in Calais and its surrounding area, or in Paris and Brussels.
  3. To donate £50 to the Appeal. (Cheques payable to Care4Calais. Individual donation can be made online at
  4. To urge members to help on the street stalls planned at the Angel and the Nag’s Head in Holloway Road from 2pm on Saturday 25 November to collect for the appeal and advertise the convoy.
  5. To support and send up to six delegates to the SUTR Trade Union Conference on 10 February.
  6. To support and encourage members to attend the March Against Racism in Central London on UN Anti-Racism Day.
  7. To purchase 100 Teachers Stand Up to Racism badges.

 Motions for National Conference


Motions were proposed, discussed and agreed unanimously on the following topics.


1.     Young Teacher: Fighting for a future in our profession   

2.     The Housing Crisis  

3.     Climate change and the curriculum  

4.     Fair Pay for Teachers 

5.     Secondary assessment/Curriculum  

6.     Racism and Migration  

Sexism, Harassment and Stereotyping in Schools

This association notes :

i)                    Recent surveys have highlighted unacceptable levels of sexism and sexual harassment of young girls in schools, much of which is unreported

ii)                   The widespread view that gender stereotyping is getting worse and that there are increased pressures on young people to conform to so called gender norms

iii)                 More than two women are killed in this country every week as a result of “domestic violence” and that this affects many of the children we teach

iv)                 Girls are still underrepresented in STEM subjects and courses

v)                  The success of NUT projects Stereotypes Stop You Doing Stuff and Breaking the Mould

vi)                 Support members and schools to develop resources that will positively affect emotional literacy among male students.

We agree to support a conference proposed  by other NEU Associations on this subject and agree to donate £250 towards the organisational costs.