NASUWT Update - April 7th 2017

Update - Your fortnightly newsletter


Annual Conference

More than 1,000 of your local representatives will gather in Manchester next week (14-17 April) for the NASUWT's 2017 Annual Conference.

Key issues on the agenda will include; workload, pay & conditions, interventions, industrial action, Brexit, pension age, teachers' mental health and performance management.

To keep up-to-date with the latest news as it happens visit our website or follow #NASUWT17

Arts & Minds

Judged by TV celebrity Gok Wan, the 2017 Arts & Minds competition is now open, with prizes for primary, secondary & SEN pupils/schools.

The competition challenges pupils to create art or creative writing pieces on the themes of diversity, race & equality. View our website for more details, closing date 14th July.

Primary Assessments

Government opened consultation on the future of primary level assessment last week. We will be organising a consultation conference shortly where you can help shape our response.

Click here to pre-register your potential interest in taking part.

Welsh Workload Report

The Welsh Government has released the results of its first ever National Education Workforce Survey, with 90% of teachers saying they are unable to cope with their workload. Read the NASUWT's response.

Coming Soon...

Startling Survey Results

To be unveiled during the Annual Conference, lookout online and in the media for the shocking findings of our recent surveys into:
  • The hidden cost of education
  • The online abuse of teachers & pupils
  • Children's and teacher's mental health
Many thanks to the thousands of you who contributed to these surveys, full details will also be in the next edition of Update.

Events & Training

(Book your place now)
Supporting your CPD
View all the latest training seminars and events available across the UK, including:

Stress Management (13 May - Belfast) Developing techniques and approaches which will help you deal with stressful situations.

Equalities Scotland (3 June - Glasgow)
An opportunity for teachers from under-represented groups to network, learn more about key issues and discuss education policy.

School Leaders Seminar (14 June - Birmingham) CPD workshops and educational update for current & aspiring school leaders.

Disabled Teachers Conference (24 June - Birmingham) Focussing on key issues affecting disabled teachers in your day-to-day.

Some other items you might find useful

Schools in Wales are increasingly forcing students to make subject choices at the end of Year 8. The NASUWT opposes this practice and would like to gauge the scale of the issue. Please let us know if this is happening in your school.

Act now to support our international solidarity campaign protesting the detention and mistreatment of teachers in Turkey.

Find out how your school can get involved in the NASUWT-sponsored Scottish Primary Hockey Festival on 1 June.

Don't forget to order your 2017/18 NASUWT diary. Log on at by 28 April.
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Leadership Seminar – Performance Management and Pay

Dear colleague

Leadership Seminar – Performance Management and Pay

I am writing to invite you to a leadership seminar on performance management and pay, at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham, from 10.30am – 3.30pm, on Saturday 30 September 2017.
This interactive seminar will provide practical, detailed guidance to school leaders in the management of effective performance management and performance pay systems. In addition, the seminar will explore pay and pay progression issues facing leadership group teachers, including the link between accountability and pay and the nature of fair success criteria for leadership pay progression.
The seminar is for NASUWT members who are performance management reviewers, manage appraisal systems or are subject to leadership group pay provisions.
To book a place on this seminar, please contact the NASUWT’s Conferences and Events Team on 03330 145550 or email . Yours sincerely

Chris Keates (Ms)
General Secretary