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General election 2024: For Their Future

 

There should be no higher priority for any government than education. It is through education that lives are changed, opportunity is unlocked, and economies thrive.

The next government will inherit a range of systemic crises in education that need urgent attention. These include the worst recruitment and retention crisis in living memory, a decrepit school estate, a failing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system, an alarming rise in mental health needs and rapidly increasing levels of child poverty.

Our manifesto highlights an opportunity for the next government to ensure that the school system meets the needs of all pupils by delivering a curriculum and assessment system that prepares them for life in the modern world.

 

Scroll down for more resources, including social media graphics and guidance for school leaders in the run up to the election, plus details of our hustings events.

Hustings events

Our regional hustings events provide a unique opportunity to hear from local parliamentary candidates and to hold them to account, ensuring schools and education remain at the top of the agenda in this election. Everyone is welcome – we’d love to see you there. 

Click here to see a list of regional hustings events and to book your spot – we're adding new regional events every day, so please do check back soon.

You can also use the interactive map below to book your place at our hustings events.


Graphics to share on social media

We've created some graphics you can share on social media channels. Click on the image thumbnails below to view and save them. Please use the hashtag #ForTheirFuture, and if you're using X, tag us at @NAHTnews.

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NAHT advice for school leaders in the run-up to the election

With regards to what schools and school leaders can and can’t do during an election campaign, the government’s existing guidance on political impartiality still applies – but the pre-election period of sensitivity should not be used to curb individuals’ rights to freedom of opinion and expression, nor to restrict teachers or school leaders from exercising their personal right to express their political opinions outside of work. Teachers (including head teachers and principals) are not politically restricted posts.

To help members navigate this, we have recently updated our own guidance on general elections, which also covers what to do if your school is selected to be a polling station on 4 July.

View and download our guidance for school leaders.

Photos from our national hustings events

General Election 2024

 

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