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North Tyneside NASUWT - News

National Conference 2019

Belfast ICC

Friday 19th April – Sunday 21st April 2019

Belfast, ICC Waterfront Hall.

This year we are sending 14 representatives to this year’s Annual Conference to be held in Belfast over the Easter weekend. Not only do we have members who regularly go but also 5 first time attendees. They will experience how NASUWT works on a national scale as well as take part in seminars and talks on a variety of topics. It is a great way to feel the power of your union and how we can all work together to improve the working conditions of all teachers across the country.

This year North Tyneside submitted 12 motions and 4 of those made it onto the main agenda with one of them being the most popular issue.

THE SUCCESS OF THE NORTH EAST

 

The North East is very successful in producing motions that guide the direction of the NASUWT and half of the motions on this year’s ballot have been submitted by the North East region. This is a result of the very successful Mock Conference run by Regional Centre. Members from across the region get together to discuss the important, relevant and pressing issues that need to be dealt with, writing motions to submit for debate at the Annual Conference.

This is a great way to meet other teachers from across the region, finding out that the issues are the same in all schools and that working together is an important way to improve the profession.

Any member is welcome to these events. If you would like to be involved in the Mock or Annual Conference, contact Candy Mellor or Phil Kemp.

Annual Inter-School Quiz 2019

Longbenton High School - Winners of the 2019 Inter-School Quiz

Despite the dreadful snowy weather, on Friday 1st February, we held our Annual Inter-school Quiz. With over 20 teams from across the borough there was a fierce fight for the top prize and recognition of being the best school.

There were also many other prizes to win on the night with bottles and gifts to win in the raffle and spot prizes going to those who could get the closest to a variety of questions. We had a first this year when one person got the answer spot on: How many pieces in the largest commercially produced LEGO kit, the Millennium Falcon? He owned the kit so it was not surprising (7541)

Questions ranged from General Knowledge, Entertainment and current affairs, along with a music round set by Glen Bowman from NEU.

Who got the top spot this year? Longbenton High School.

Preston Grange Primary were once again pipped at the post to be second for the third year running.

If you and your school fancy a chance at winning the coveted top spot, come along next year and enter a team from your school! Contact your rep or any of the officers

GATESHEAD TEACHERS TO STRIKE

Members of NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union at Heworth Grange School, Gateshead, will be taking the first of six planned days of strike action on Thursday (February 7).

This action is as a result of adverse management practices in relation to pupil behaviour.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“Strike action is a last resort for dedicated and committed teachers but there has been a failure by the Employer to take seriously their professional concerns.

“Teachers are entitled to a safe working environment and employers have a legal duty of care for their employees.

“The NASUWT remains committed to engaging with the Employer to resolve this dispute and avoid further industrial action but the employer needs to take the concerns of the teachers seriously.”

John Hall, NASUWT National Executive Member, said:

“There is a history of issues relating to pupil behaviour at the school which our members have made every effort to engage with the school management to resolve.

“However, the problems remain unaddressed and therefore there has been no option but regrettably to move to strike action.

“A further meeting has been scheduled at which we hope that every effort will be made by the employer to address the issues of concern and avoid further action.”

Women's Group Thursday 7th March 2019

Women's Group March 2019 Flyer

 

NASUWT NORTH EAST
Women's Group
Thursday 7th March 2019 @ 4.30pm.
NERC, Witney Way, Boldon, NE35 9PE

NASUWT is committed to the challenge of securing equal rights for women and girls at home, at work and around the world and believes that governments, education bodies and other organisations, including unions, have a key role to play.

All women members of the NASUWT have a voice in our union. We would therefore like to invite you to attend out first Women's Group meeting on Thursday 7th March 2019 at the NASUWT North East Regional Centre.

In the first meeting we would like to discuss the questions below:

  • What can NASUWT do to increase the number of female activists?
  • What deters female members from attending meetings?
  • Which issues affect primarily female members in your school?


If you would like to attend please contact the Regional Centre on 0191 5195300 or via to let us know so that appropriate catering is provided.

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