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Workload is the burning issue for recruitment and retention

As most of you will be aware from your own experience, there is a growing crisis in teacher recruitment and retention.

School funding figures don’t add up. We need a new union to solve the problem

Here’s a simple maths problem. Answer it as completely as you can, showing your workings.

Why I'm voting YES: we need a strong and united voice

This is my 41st year working in primary education. I took early retirement from a headship eight years ago, but after unexpectedly losing my husband shortly after, I returned to the classroom as a specialist numeracy intervention teacher.

Why I'm voting YES: I love my union

I was one of the first trainees under the School Direct scheme in 2013. During my training, I was lost - we didn’t fit well into the world of initial teacher education, and no one seemed to care. We were guinea pigs. I had an awful start to my NQ year and was on the verge of leaving teaching.

Why I'm voting YES: greater representation, credibility and clout

I have always enjoyed teaching and as an active ATL member, I enjoy being able to contribute to the education debate using the benefit of my 30-year experience as a teacher both in the state and the independent sector.

Ministers won't tackle workload: we need the NEU to make a difference

Government appears to have a workload problem. Trying to leave the European Union, along with attempting to make sure that Britain has a strong future outside the EU, seems to be taking up everyone’s time.

Take action to remove asbestos from our schools

In Norfolk, we have started a campaign to force the government to pay for the removal of asbestos in all schools. This is a joint education union campaign and we need your support.

You've been speaking out on baseline. The NEU would make your voice stronger

In the next few weeks we expect the Government to publish the consultation on assessment in primary schools that Justine Greening promised back in October.

We spoke and the government listened

By the end of March this year, every FE and Sixth Form College in England will have gone through the Area Review process, the aim of which has been to completely restructure skills education provision.

What’s happening to Functional Skills?

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has now completed its project to create new standards and assessments for Functional Skills qualifications (FSQs).