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Whole Borough meeting on support staff cuts......

We will be holding a borough wide meeting on Tuesday 4th July at 5pm at The Quaker Meeting House in Walthamstow, Jewel Road, E17 4QU to discuss possible education cuts next term and the way these cuts may disproportionately affect support staff.  
 
Our aim will be to agree a strategy to prepare to fight cuts next term. 
 
 
 
All welcome. 
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We cannot compromise safety in schools. Asbestos must be removed......

If the government is serious about learning lessons from Grenfell, then it needs to rid schools of asbestos. Otherwise its toxic effects could prove a health time bomb.  Click here to read more.

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School cuts march......

A couple of photos from the recent schools cuts march (courtesy of Oona Kelly)

 

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Joint campaign secures protections for school workers......

Support workers, teaching staff and leadership unions unite in campaign over threat of redundancies.  Click here to read more.

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Defend Waltham Forest Schools – Stop the Cuts in Education......

An open meeting for parents, teachers and the local community.  Tuesday 28th February 5.30pm Peter May Sports Centre, 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow E17 4HR.  See attached flyer for more details.

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Stars in our schools......

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On Friday 25th November a celebration breakfast was held at Frederick Bremer School for support staff. There was a great turn out and all the support staff were thanked by the Director of Support Services and the Headteacher, they all got to take a little goody bag away with them too! They also launched their Bremer Stars board that morning where staff could stick post it notes thanking a colleague for their help and support. There were many post its praising support staff, especially TA’s

(photos courtesy of Andrea Jennings, Frederick Bremer School)

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Stars in our Schools – Friday 25 November......

Think you know about school support staff?
Watch this short video featuring staff (including Donna Bibby, our Schools Convenor) and pupils of Henry Maynard Primary School tell you about them

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Remember, remember, 25 November – stars in our schools......

What do you remember from school?

Of the staff, chances are it’s a teacher, right? But what about the rest of the people that were there?

The teachers weren’t the only ones. While of course they have a vital role, there are so many other professionals that go into a child’s education.

A whole team of people – from IT technicians, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors, receptionists, administrators, teaching assistants and many more – work together to make a great school.

These people have a huge impact on children’s education, but they’re often forgotten. Which is why UNISON organises Stars in Our Schools day, a day to celebrate them. And the day is almost here! Continue reading

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George Tomlinson School Public Meeting 12th November......

A number of teaching assistants are to lose their jobs under a proposed re-organisation at George Tomlinson School. The NUT are keen to oppose the proposals and are facilitating a public meeting on Saturday 12th November at 11am at the Star of India restaurant in Leytonstone.  Click here to read the flyer giving further details.

 

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London NUT to hold School Cuts March and Rally on 17 November......

image001 Taking place in Westminster just a week before the Chancellor is announcing his autumn statement, the march is being called to make sure the ‘Invest, Don’t Cut’ message is clearly heard in Westminster.

Demonstration assembling at 17:00 in Whitehall, opposite Downing Street.

March past Parliament and Department of Education to rally in Emmanuel Centre, SW1P 3DW.

Indoor Rally from 18:30. Speakers include Kevin Courtney (NUT General Secretary) and Jeremy Corbyn (Leader of the Labour Party). Continue reading

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