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23 October 2013
Tories' real goal is yet more welfare spending cuts: A report that one million elderly people in the UK feel neglected and lonely is a "scandal".
16 October 2013
Headlines about the recent education report from the OECD blared that a quarter of adults in England have maths skills no better than those of a ten year old
15 October 2013
Around 40 to 50 parents and children attended a protest outside a Bath and North East Somerset council meeting
2 October 2013
Rushey Mead School is a large secondary school in Leicester. It has been an 'outstanding' school for years and has strong links to the local community, writes Simon Robinson, Leicester NUT, personal capacity.
5 September 2013
Support staff at an inner city school took strike action on 4 September against plans to halve the number of teaching assistants
11 June 2013
'Things are getting serious' a NUT member told me on the picket line at Uplands Junior School. (Updates added on 13 & 18 June)
21 May 2013
In a marvelous show of solidarity, teachers at a Leicester school have taken strike action to defend children's education and the jobs of teaching assistants
23 January 2013
Parents, governors and teachers have all proclaimed a definite "No" to converting their school, Thomas Gamuel Primary in Walthamstow, East London, to an academy, writes Linda Taaffe
16 January 2013
'The old are money-grabbers who want something for nothing and fuss when they don't get it.' ... 'The young won't do a fair day's work and laze around causing trouble.'
19 December 2012
Over 250 protested outside Sheffield Town Hall to save children's centres and nurseries
5 December 2012
After revelations that the academies programme has run up a £1 billion overspend, which other schools are now being asked to pay for, anger against the government's flagship education policy is growing...
28 November 2012
After striking for nine days over three weeks, Stratford Academy teachers suspended their action. NB: Press release appended on 29.11.12
21 November 2012
"I don't know what democracy is", was the flippant reply by a deputy head at Stratford Academy when parent Niall Mulholland asked why senior management had refused to meet parents
10 October 2012
Waltham Forest, in north east London, could have 16 'academy' schools, by the end of the year. Academies take away money from the remaining local authority schools, are outside local authority accountability,...
4 July 2012
Book review: This book, by the author of "Two Caravans", tells two parallel stories about a 1970s hippy commune and the adventures of two of its children in the 21st century. Derek Macmillan reviews Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka.
23 May 2012
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show a slight fall in unemployment. But behind that headline are trends that indicate the impact of the Con-Dems' cuts.
23 May 2012
'They refuse to help kids who need extra support': Angry parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) met in New Cross, south London recently to start forming a campaign group
23 April 2012
Liverpool Sure Start parents and children came together to demand that Liverpool City Council hear their reaction to the proposed 53% cuts to children centre services
7 March 2012
Around 100 angry parents and their children demonstrated through the streets of Huddersfield on Saturday 3 March against Kirklees council's proposals to mothball half of the 32 children's centres, writes Mike Forster.
6 February 2012
All 39 Sure Start centres in Manchester have been saved following a mammoth year-long battle by parents and staff against the council
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