Where there is unity there is always victory
Welcome to the new
Norfolk National Education Union (NEU) District website.
A new one-stop hub for everything the NEU are doing in Norfolk.
Given the current challenges in education, the National Education Union with the combined resources of ATL and NUT provides excellent advice, support and representation; learning and development opportunities; and a stronger voice in local and national negotiations and campaigns.
Norfolk NEU has it’s own response to these challenges
Almost a third of teachers have mental health problems
A new study paints a bleak picture of an ‘increasingly frustrated workforce, struggling to cope’; as worrying new research shows that a total of 31 per cent of teachers have experienced a mental health problem in the past academic year.
Find out what we are doing in Norfolk to tackle this and how you can become part of the programme as a Mental Health First Aider.
Why Join NEU Norfolk
Message from the District Secretaries
Scott Lyons, Vicky Warnes and Bob Groome
Norfolk's Conditions Comparison Website
Where to teach website
We want teachers to use wheretoteach.co.uk to find out how Norfolk NEU value them as an employer. This will help them make a decision on what kind of school/academy they want to work in.
Latest News & Events
Preventing sexism & sexual harassment This ‘It’s Not OK: Preventing sexism and sexual harassment in schools’ campaign toolkit aims to help NEU members take the
Dispensations for Year 11 and 13 classes on strike days
This is not for other year groups and only Year 6 after agreed by the Regional Secretary at Eastern Office Unique to this set of
Here are a few frequently asked questions. To see them all please click button below
Maintained schools – these include Community, Voluntary Aided (VA), Voluntary Controlled (VC) and Foundation schools.
These are sometimes called Local Authority schools. Pay rates are set by Government through the “Blue Book”. Conditions of Service come from the Blue Book, the Burgundy Book, and local agreements between the Local Authority and the Unions.
Teachers’ contracts end at the end of term (except for specific temporary or fixed term contracts which may have alternative end dates). The resignation dates for each term are as follows:
Autumn Term: resignations must be received by the employer by October 31st. (for Headteachers this is September 31st) in order to leave on December 31st.
Teachers (except Leadership Grade and ASTs) can only be required to be available for work on 195 days during the year (5 without pupils/students), and for 1265 hours of DIRECTED TIME allocated reasonably across those days.
Directed Time includes teaching and other professional duties, such as non-contact time, registrations, meetings, playground duties. It is the time where the Headteacher can direct the teacher as to WHAT is to be done, WHERE it is to be done and WHEN it is to be done.
No – you cannot be required to attend any meeting, or carry out any specific task or duty at this time. All teachers are entitled to a reasonable break between morning and afternoon sessions. For those on Leadership Grade, the break might not be the school lunch time. This time does not count for Directed Time.