You may be aware of the situation facing Leicester teacher Kate Geraghty who was diagnosed with terminal cancer shortly after giving birth to her daughter:
Dying mum seeks treatment to prolong her life to give precious time with baby daughter, Leicester Mercury, 17th April 2018
This year's NUT conference was held over the Easter weekend in Brighton. It was, of course, the last ever NUT conference, as from next year annual conference will be a National Education Union conference. Here are reports and recollections from conference, including from first time delegates Jessica and Samina.
Jessica Edmonds First time at Conference
Samantha Lane To stream or not to stream? That is the question
Samina Randall What Every Supply Teacher Needs to Know About Agency Worker Regulations
Camille London-Miyo A hint of sadness at the last NUT Conference
Anne Blair International Solidarity
Mark Smith Targets, Data, Appraisal and Performance Related Pay Do Not A School Make
As we see the NUT come to an end, what do the new local structures of the National Education Union (NEU) look like?
Essentially, anyone employed by a specific organisation (be it an LA or academy, etc.) will be members of both a District and a Branch. Some current exceptions could be: self-employed supply teachers, retired members, associate members and some student members (who would be members of a District only).
A disabled person is defined as a person whose impairments are 'physical' or 'mental'. The deciding factor is whether the impairment has 'a substantial adverse impact' on their ability to carry out 'normal' day to day activities and whether it is long lasting (i.e. will last a year or more), although fluctuating conditions are also covered 'if likely to recur'.
City of Leicester NUT's annual general meeting took place on 28th February at The Belmont Hotel. Ian Leaver was inaugurated as our President for the remainder of 2018. In his presidential address, Ian spoke about the history of Leicester NUT and the challenges facing the NEU going forward. The picture shows Ian receiving the president's badge of office from outgoing president, Megan Van Brugel.