Tag Archives: NUT

2013 Update: Invitation to NUT’s HMD reception

 

Happy 2013 to all JTA members!

Holocaust Memorial Day Reception

Tuesday 29 January 2013, 5-7pm

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD 

 

We hope you’ve had a restful break and are looking forward to the new term.

There’s lots going on to build and develop the JTA at the moment.

One of our main projects is our work to make the National Union of Teachers a more inclusive and supportive union for Jewish Teachers. The JC have reported this work here.

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Antisemitism in Schools: A Teacher’s Perspective

So have I ever come across antisemitism in my work as a teacher?  This short blog post looks at two contrasting examples.

My first school (in my NQT Newly Qualified Teacher year) was an easy school in Orpington.  For those who have never ventured to that town where the M25 intersects the A21 in Kent, where Mrs Thatcher failed to win the Tory nomination, and where the Daily Mail outsells all other papers put together, it is a nice place to teach.  What some pupils may lack in ability, they make up for in effort.  It is an area full of aspirational parents with a solid approach to homework and discipline, so the teachers’ jobs are generally pretty easy.
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Summer term update

We hope you’re having a fabulous summer term so far!  There’s lots of work going on behind the scenes at JTA HQ.

We have been:

  • representing the views of Jewish Teachers and Education professionals at the RE Council
  • we’re working with Muslim and Christian teachers through the Three Faiths Forum
  • and we’re doing some education and equality work with the teaching unions.

If you’d like to get involved in any of this work, at any level please email Flora on chair@jewishteachers.org.uk