City of Leicester Teachers' Association

23rd March

Annual General Meeting Report

 Megan receiving the president’s badge of office from outgoing president, Joseph Wyglendacz
Megan receiving the president’s badge of office from outgoing president, Joseph Wyglendacz

Welcome to our new President

City of Leicester NUT's annual general meeting took place on 1st March at The Belmont Hotel. Megan Van Breugel, who teaches at Glebelands Primary School, was inaugurated as our President for 2017/18. In her presidential address, Megan spoke about the trade unionism that had been instilled in her during her childhood in Canada by parents who were both trade union and political activists.


25th March

Peter Flack, Midlands NUT Officer of the Year

Picture: Leicester NUT Assistant Secretary, Peter Flack, speaking at NUT Midlands Regional Council after being presented with the Midlands Officer of the Year Award on 14th March by Regional Council President, Jenny Ermos.

14th March

Reducing Teacher Workload

The Department for Education have produced a downloadable poster and pamphlet on reducing teacher workload.

Reducing Teacher Workload posterTeacher workload: poster (pdf)
Reducing Teacher Workload pamphletTeacher workload: pamphlet (pdf)


29th March

From the Archives

City of Leicester Teachers' Association was formed in 1869 and pre-dates the National Union of Teachers by a year, when a number of local teacher associations combined to form the National Union of Elementary Teachers following the 1870 education act. The name National Union of Teachers was adopted in 1889. Twenty years ago minute books for meetings dating back to 1903 were found in an attic and local officers Andrew Hind and Steve Ruffle put together a booklet, A Life of Continuous Strain, using extracts from the minute book.


29th March

Send My Friend To School 2017

International solidarity is not only about the rights of teachers but about the human right of children to a decent education. The NUT was a founding member of the organisation Global International, which campaigns for this right through projects such as Send My Friend to School.

Despite the Millennium Goals, 263 million children throughout the world are not in school and many of those in school face large class sizes and poor resources. It is estimated that the Millennium Goals are unlikely to be achieved before 2084, representing several lost generations, and there is a £39 billion shortfall in the funding for international education.


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