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Surrey NEU Equalities Report 1st October 2018

Equalities Report October 2018

Sir Edward Britton Award

This year we have had an application from Mrs. Sam Bunce who is studying a course entitled “Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs” run by Real Training and underwritten by the University of Middlesex. This is a research project looking at historical and current theories about the links between the items. Sam has taken on a new role as SENCO at her new school. Her course fees are £1,530.00.

Sir Edward began his teaching career in Guildford in 1933 and was secretary of Guildford NUT Teachers’ Association from 1938-1952. He was a member of the NUT Executive 1948-1960 and General Secretary 1970-1975. He continued his academic career as Senior Research Fellow, Education at Sheffield University 1975-79 and Lecturer at Christ Church College Canterbury 1979-1986 while continuing to serve on various professional bodies and committees and as an education advisor to the Government. He was awarded the CBE in 1967 for services to Education and was knighted in 1975. He continued his interest in Surrey NUT and celebrated his 90th birthday with NUT friends and colleagues in Guildford in 1999. He died in January 2005 and his memorial service was held at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, Guildford.

Since 2007 the Division has been able to give a bursary of £500 to a serving NUT Surrey teacher to help with expenses incurred while studying. The funds for the bursary were obtained from the sale of Sir Edward’s regalia which he left to the Surrey NUT on his death in 2005 and was purchased by the headquarters of the NUT.   I thought I would write a brief history for our members.

“It’s just everywhere” A study on sexism in schools – and how to tackle it.

I have ordered and put into envelopes copies of this important and relevant report produced by NEU and UK FEMINISTA covering Sexual harassment, Sexist language, Sexist stereotypes and behaviour, Reporting and responding to sexism, Action to tackle sexism and most importantly the recommendations on pages 24 and 25.If everyone can take 6-10 envelopes to deliver to their local secondary schools it would help to publicise the research and encourage schools to adopt a ‘whole school approach to tackling sexism. Please write the names of the schools that you can deliver the report to on a list to be circulated. A personal note to the school rep would be helpful but not essential.

Menin Gate Ceremony, 12 September, 2018

Standing with the children of Grange Primary School and St. Wilfrid’s RC Primary, both from Preston. I was impressed by their solemn behaviour, vitality, and the wreath of crocheted poppies that the children’s parents had made so have included this pic of their teachers – NEU members – in my report. Anne Leech, 1st October, 2018.

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