National NEU Weekly Update

Week Ending 30/4/2021

On Monday we endorsed some brilliant teaching materials, developed by the Stephen Hawking Foundation with NEU member Ed Stubbs, around vaccine hesitancy. Watch Lucy Hawking on BBC Breakfast here and listen to Kevin on LBC here. It was also covered in an extensively used Press Association story (example), as well as the TES, Daily Mail, Morning Star, Evening Standard, Western Mail and Independent.

A syndicated story about school attendance levels for those on Free School Meals featured comment from Mary, examples here and here.

Mike Amesbury MP’s long campaign on the cost of school uniforms, which the NEU has vocally supported, has succeeded. Read more in his local paper here.

The Sutton Trust published a report on the pupil premium this week, and our reaction is here. We also commented on an EPI analysis of CPD, in this story for Schools Week.