Very important ! Next Surrey NEU meetings: see below + check other News pages + Events pages.

Please join us for Surrey NEU Meeting and Branch AGM on Tuesday from 6-8pm at Strodes College, High Street, Egham . For the Surrey Branch Officers (members in state funded schools and academies) we have so far received nominations for Tamsin Honeybourne for Branch Secretary and Leslie Jackson for Assistant Branch Secretary (these positions attract facilities time) and Dan Warrington for Branch Chair. Please do come along, join in, enjoy light refreshments and find out about deals from our partners Cornfield Insurance.

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URGENT NOTICE !!! : London Region National Pensioners Convention Demo: Friday 21st June 2019 at 12 noon.

From: Darren Lewis <>
Subject: London Region National Pensioners Convention Demo at BBC – Friday 21 June @ 12 noon


(nearest tube Oxford Circus 5 min walk) on Friday 21 June @ 12 NOON

please see below the National Press release
The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) is calling on local pensioner groups, trade unions, community groups, students, members of the public, MPs and councillors to make a stand on Friday 21 June against:
1. The BBC’s decision to means-test the TV licence for older people
2. The Government’s decision to make the BBC pay for the concession

We are therefore asking campaigners to gather outside their local BBC at 12 noon next Friday to take part in a protest during the lunchtime. Please download poster here-

-which we are asking people to print out at home and stick to a piece of cardboard – so that you can take it along to the demo. Local banners and placards are of course also welcome, along with whistles, drums and other instruments.
The NPC is absolutely clear – if we fail to protect this concession, the government will begin looking at the winter fuel allowance and the bus pass. That’s why we need as big a demonstration as possible out on the street next Friday.

Thanks for your support.
Neil Duncan-Jordan (National Pensioners Convention)

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Next Surrey NEU General Meeting: 25th June 2019: 6.00-8.00 p.m.: Strodes College, High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9DR

Dear Colleague
The next meeting of the Surrey NEU District will be on June 25th at Strodes College  6.00- to 8.00. We will be meeting in  the  NEVILLE ACTHLEY  room (NA1) and there will be catering. If you are coming please let the event organiser Phil Clarkknow.
( ). If you aren`t, please let me know  so that I can record you as an apology.
If you are not  regular attender at these meetings you may not know that travel is refunded at 45p a mile and necessary childcare also receives a contribution.
This will be my last meeting as your Assistant Secretary so I hope to meet as many of you as possible on the 25th.
Fraternally yours
Key documents herewith, to download:-
Ted Truscoe
Assistant Secretary

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Conferences and Courses

Conferences and Courses


There are many courses and conferences arranged, uniquely, by the NEU, which you might find interesting and indeed, in the days of diminishing CPD opportunities, crucial to your professional well-being and development.

Surrey NEU is happy to support active members who wish to attend, but we would appreciate prior notice of your intentions.

Please approach the District, in the first instance, before applying for courses, so we can approve, and cost your application. Please don’t be deterred from applying but there is a considerable district financial commitment  involved, and the District needs to stay within budget.

Could members please, initially, contact the Secretary, Tami Honeybourne (details on the website), so we can manage all applications ?

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School Cuts : please share as widely as possible !



If you’re receiving this email, then you already know our schools are facing a funding crisis. It’s the biggest funding shortfall in a generation.

But there are millions of families who still don’t know what’s really happening to schools.

Until the Government changes tune, we’ve got to keep putting our message out there to reach every parent in the country.

I’ve made a video to do just that. Will you share it now and tag five parents you know?

I’d rather get on with the business of running my school. But funding cuts are making this impossible at St Joseph’s.

Our governors are having to make difficult decisions that are damaging the quality of education we can provide.

But I am hopeful.

This campaign has already won back £2.2bn for schools thanks to heads, parents and school staff speaking out. Thanks to people like you sharing videos like this.

17,723 schools are still counting on us to keep up the pressure until Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, fully reverses the damaging cuts.

I know we won’t let them down.

Thank you for reading this message,

Andy Ramanandi


St. Joseph’s Primary School

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Next Surrey NEU meeting: 25th June 2019: Strodes College: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dear Surrey NEU member

Meet other Surrey Branch NEU Members.

Can you come along to Strode’s College on Tuesday 25th June from 6-8pm?

Meet other teachers, lecturers and support staff working in Surrey. Share problems and ideas over light refreshments and Branch Meeting. Nominations for Branch President: Dan Warrington, Branch Secretary: Tamsin Honeybourne and Assistant Secretary: Leslie Jackson. Would you like to get more involved? Accepting nominations to NEU South East Regional Council NOW – drop me an email. Plenty of other opportunities available, give me a ring and pop along for a chat. Travel expenses pa id.

Can you join me? Click here for details and to RSVP:

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Dangerous Women : Celebrating 130 years of working women’s fight for freedom: Friday 24th May 2019: details below !

Dangerous Women: Celebrating 130 years of working women’s fight for freedom                                                 

  Friday 24 May 2019,  7-9pm  @ Unite Moreland Street

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Asbestos Management in Schools : please respond !

Dear colleague


We will shortly be asking a sample of members to complete a survey about asbestos management in their school. A great response will help us better target our campaign to protect staff and children and pressure the Government to do more.

If you are based in a school please complete the survey  asap.   Also please share this survey link as widely as you can amongst members in your area.  We are hoping to release the findings at Annual Conference.

Best wishes


Sarah Lyons

Lead Officer – Health and Safety

Employment & Bargaining Department

National Education Union

Hamilton House

Mabledon Place




Tel: 020 7380 4875



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National Education Conference 2019 : Full details attached !

Surrey NEU wish their delegates a productive and enjoyable Conference.

All delegates  and observers will have been sent full details but, thanks to Philip Clark, I have attached downloadable copies of all documents here.

Fred Greaves, Webmaster.


National Education Conference 2019


The first National Education Conference will take place in Liverpool between April 14th – 18th.

Surrey NEU (NUT section) will be represented by Subhi Al Zuhairi, Colin Caswell, Maisie Russell, Margaret Lawrence, Chris Crawford, Jonathan Rayner, Tamsin Honeybourne, Hayley Robertson, Kamenthrie Walsh, Benedict O Connell, Aku Akwei, Dan & Sarah Warrington, Ted & Carole Truscoe plus Philip & Lindsey Clark.

Surrey NEU (ATL section) will be represented by Natalie Hyams, Brian Martin and Philippa Shimmin.

A copy of the Conference outline programme is attached here :- Outline Conference Programme

A copy of the Executive report is attached here:- NEU Executive Report to Conference 2019 – FINAL DRAFT – 080219 (003)

Further Conference documents are here:- Breakout groups_0 (1) CPD sessions_1 (1)

and more will be added as they become available.


The 2020 National Education Conference will take place in Bournemouth from Monday 6th April (9.00 am start) to Thursday 9th April (1pm conclusion)

If you would like to be considered as a Conference delegate in 2020 you can contact the Surrey NEU Event Organiser by email at

Please note the final delegation will be decided by the Officers and committee of Surrey NEU and preference will be given to those members who have not attended Conference before.

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