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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Last Call - Get on the Coach to Stand Up To Racism THIS SATURDAY!

The big national Stand Up To Racism demonstration to celebrate UN Anti-Racism day happens every year. It has been supported by the NUT every year and the need to show that racism is not acceptable has never been more important.

There is a coach going down to the demonstration at 8 am from Derby Bus Station this Saturday, 18th March. NUT members travel for free!

Book a seat by contacting Sue Arguile, Joint Secretary for Derby on 07929 043 415 or emailing

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Next Members Meeting 7th March

Our next members' meeting is on 7th March. We are looking forward to seeing our fellow activists, those we know and those we will meet on the night!

The agenda is below. If you plan to attend and have any items you would like to add to the agenda, please let us know by emailing


  • Focus on Funding: what is being threatened and what should we do?
  • Proposed NUT / ATL merger
  • Primary assessment
  • NUT LGBT+ conference
  • Anti-racist work
  • AOB

Plus cake!

All the best

Kieran and Sue

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

AGM 27th January - RSVP!

Our Guest Speaker will be Simon Murch, Sheffield NUT Joint Secretary and NEC member who will speak on the crisis in primary schools over assessment.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Rally For Education 26th November

Rally for education this Saturday! The Autumn Statement had money for unwanted grammar schools, but nothing to stop the funding cuts that are about to hit.
Join Kevin Courtney, Jeremy Corbyn and hundreds of others who care about our children's future as much as you do! Let us know if you're planning to go from Derby!

Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn and Kevin Courtney (NUT General Secretary)

Education spending cuts mean

class sizes up
less individual attention for children
fewer subject choices
Nursery education cut
teachers and support staff being cut or not replaced

Teachers, parents, support staff and governors, please join us to demand more money so that every child gets the best education
Find out how the cuts affect your local school/college:

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

One union for all teachers? Special members meeting

One union for all teachers?


Tuesday 8th November
4:30 - 6 pm
 NUT Office
1st Floor, City Road Business Centre,
City Road
Refreshments provided. If you need access arrangements and/or support with childcare, please email or call 07929 043 415


  • Outcome of special national conference to discuss merger with ATL
  • The campaign to suspend the primary testing regime
  • Workload and how to tackle it in your school
  • national campaign to protect terms, conditions and education funding
  • Other activities, including anti-racism work, supporting TAs and building reps' networks

Stand Up To Racism Event in Derby

The NUT supports the Stand Up To Racism campaign. One of their members in the Derby group, who is also an NUT member, has organised a fundraiser for Stand Up To Racism this Friday - if you like Grease, and you like anti-racist activity, why not start the weekend with a singalong? Should be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Stand Up To Racism Conference an opportunity for anti-racist education

On Saturday 8th October, Stand Up To Racism organised a national conference in London. Over 1500 people attended the event.

Sue Arguile, Derby NUT Division Secretary was a delegate. She said "This was a really serious conference and a launchpad for wider anti-racism work. It has the potential to help teachers who want to raise the profile of anti-racist work within their schools, dealing as it did with issues such as the Dubs amendment to bring child refugees to safety in the UK, Black History Month in October and Islamophobia Awareness Month in November."

For more information about Stand Up To Racism, to which the NUT is affiliated, see their website here:

For the Derby Stand Up To Racism group, to which Derby NUT is affiliated, see their Facebook page here: