The NASUWT and NUT have announced a series of joint public rallies. Teachers, parents, governors and families are welcome.
You are not alone in having serious concerns about the Government’s education policies and the damage being done to children and young people and to our schools and colleges.
Your support can make a real difference. Teachers, parents/carers, school governors, pupils and other members of the public have made clear that they have serious concerns about the Government's education changes. We think it is time for the Government to listen.
Help us spread the word by talking to your friends, family and colleagues:
- CONTACT YOUR MP and let them know why you are concerned about the Government’s education policies.
- If you use Twitter, spread the word to your followers - don’t forget to include the hashtag #rally4edu
- If you use Facebook, you could also post information on there to your friends
- Write to the letters pages of your local newspapers or post a comment on an internet forum about what you heard at the rally
- Find out more by watching the short film below
- Keep in touch with Rally for Education news, events and future activities and how you can remain involved by following us on Twitter at: @nasuwt
Thousands of teachers, parents, pupils and members of the public have been taking part in packed rallies across England and Wales.
The NASUWT/NUT ‘Rallies for Education’ in April and May were so popular that the venues weren’t big enough to accommodate all those who turned up; testament to the strength of feeling and will people have to defend public education.
Ordinary members of the public gave up their Saturdays and thronged to hear moving testimonies about the damaging impact of the Government’s education policies.
They heard harrowing stories from headteachers about the devastating impact on staff and pupils of being forced into Academies. They heard teachers talk about how demoralised they feel by the damaging reforms that have been imposed upon them. They heard from parents of disabled children fearful that the valuable support they rely upon is under threat.
The collective mood was one of anger, but defiance, and a determination to stand together and fight for the future of public education.
Come and show your support at one of the September rallies - the east midlands rally is being held in Nottingham on Saturday 14th September from 11.00 a.m. with speakers Chris Keates, General Secretary, (pictured, above) NASUWT and Kevin Courtney, Deputy General Secretary, NUT.