Latest news: Surrey NEU Meetings: September 2019-August 2020

Surrey NEU Meetings September 2019 – August 2020


Tuesday 24th September 2019 – Officers, Committee & members to include installation of new President. (George Abbott School Guildford 6pm – 8pm)


Tuesday 26th November 2019 – Officers, Committee & members. Meeting to include discussion of possible motions for Annual Conference.


Tuesday 10th December 2019 – Conference delegates confirmation meeting (one item agenda)


Thursday 23rd January 2020– Prioritisation of motions meeting & confirmation of any required decisions for ratification at AGM


Saturday 29th February 2020Surrey NEU AGM to include confirmation of Officer elections to take post from 1st September 2020 (Holiday Inn Guildford 10am – 1pm)


Monday 6th April –  Thursday 9th April NEU Annual Conference Bournemouth


Saturday 9th May 2020 – Surrey NEU Presidential Lunch (Holiday Inn Guildford)


Thursday 18th June 2020 – Officers, Committee & members

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Summer Update !

Hi folks,

Just to wish you all a well-deserved and restful holiday !

Things have been very busy this year and we are in the process of adjusting our procedures, to fully establish our new NEU Super Union.

This means there will be changes to the personnel in Surrey NEU Executive by 1st September 2019, which I hope to implement over the next month.

In the meantime, do contact us, as usual by the website links and please do try the links to our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Best wishes,

Fred Greaves


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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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