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Press and Media contacts:

Steven George 
Head of Press and Media 
07970 907730

Rose Tremlett 
Senior Press Officer 
07545 354363

Email : press.office@naht.org.uk 

Latest press releases

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Recent coverage

Press Association (x369, incl. Mail Online, AOL): ‘Sharp rise in assaults on teachers blamed on withdrawal of assistants’

Press Association (x117, incl. Mail Online, ITV & AOL): ‘Parents plugging school funding gap as NI without government for two years’

Press Association (x116, incl. Mail Online, AOL, Yahoo): ‘Unions call for major review of education system in Northern Ireland’

BBC Radio Ulster

BBC Radio Foyle

Downtown Radio Belfast

BBC Parliament: ‘Committee considers pressures facing teachers in Northern Ireland’

BBC News N. Ireland: ‘Wednesday’s headlines: Parents digging deep’

Independent: ‘Northern Irish parents spend hundreds a year per child on school supplies after Stormont power-sharing collapse’

Belfast Telegraph (also in print): ‘Unions demand action as NI schools face ‘unprecedented funding crisis’

Belfast Telegraph (also in print): ‘Schools ask parents for ‘£60 per month’’

Belfast Live: ‘Northern Ireland schools: Parents 'plugging funding gap after Stormont collapse'’

Newsletter: ‘Parents left to plug school funding gap as NI now without government for two years’

Irish News Belfast (in print): ‘Parents buying £60 of school supplies per child to plug funding gap’

Belfast Telegraph (in print): ‘Rising levels of assaults by pupils blamed on classroom assistant cuts’

Daily Mirror Northern Ireland (in print): ‘Class attacks due to loss of assistants’

BBC News N. Ireland: ‘School principals 'hounded and stalked on social media'’

Belfast Telegraph: ‘Northern Ireland headteachers being 'hounded, stalked and vilified' on social media’

Education Executive: ‘Ireland’s Education Authority ‘cannot cope’ with declining budgets’

Yorkshire Post (in print): ‘Council ‘listening’ to parent fears’ ‘Warning on special needs funds’

SecEd (also in print): ‘Funding, inspection, statistics’ – blog by Paul Whiteman

SecEd: ‘Funding worth £9m allocated for summer 2019 holiday clubs’

Western Mail Cardiff (print): ‘It’s just pure exhaustion – I don’t know how much longer I can keep going…’

South Wales Echo Cardiff (in print): ‘Headteachers speak out about the reality of cuts, stress and pupils’ mental health’

Observer: ‘England’s schools face staffing crisis as EU teachers stay at home’

i News: ‘Schools face staffing shortage as the number of applications from EU teachers falls’

Education Executive: ‘Post-Brexit immigration plan could harm teacher recruitment’

Sunday Times (in print): ‘Pupils’ eye for a good teacher’

TES: ‘Damian Hinds: My year-long battle to reduce your workload’

Nursery World (in print): ‘Exempt teaching from threshold’

Independent: ‘ Schools told to teach pupils about cutting back on sugar in maths and English lessons’

Yahoo: ‘Schools told to teach pupils about cutting back on sugar in maths and English lessons’

MSN: ‘Schools told to teach pupils about cutting back on sugar in maths and English lessons’

Observer: ‘Sleep-deprived pupils need extra hour in bed, schools warned’

TES: ‘Exclusive: Ofsted under fire for sharing new inspection plans with MATs’

SecEd (also in print): ‘Funding, inspection, statistics’ – blog by Paul Whiteman



Big Issue in the North (in print): ‘Nurseries at risk of collapse’

TES: ‘Most MPs 'think schools face a funding crisis'’

Independent: ‘One in three MPs dismiss school funding crisis’

Gov.uk: ‘Education in the Media: Friday 30 November 2018’

TES: ‘When do teachers decide that enough is enough?’

Schools Week: ‘Investigation: SEND funding crisis pits parents and schools against councils’

Morning Star (print): ‘NAHT warns of ‘three-headed dragon’ threatening schools’

SecEd (also in print): ‘Concern after STRB is told to ensure pay rises are ‘affordable’’

TES: ‘Early years teacher trainees drop by a third’

TES: ‘Why do we treat early years teachers as second class?’ – blog by James Bowen

Sunday Telegraph (also in print): ‘Long school reports ‘incredibly burdensome’ for teachers’

TES: ‘Exclusive: Parents want more say in what schools teach’

TES: ‘Leading heads question need for new Ofsted framework’

Schools Week: ‘Private school caps value of Christmas gifts for teachers’

TES: ‘Exclusive: Broken bones and gang attacks - the violence engulfing heads’

TES: ‘Thousands expected at school funding crisis rally’

TES: ‘Exclusive: Most teachers 'facing budget cuts and bigger classes'’

Morning Star (also in print): ‘Tories face fury over savage cuts to schools’

Education Executive: ‘Rally to highlight school needs hits Westminster today’

Irish News: ‘Schools leaders warn of financial crisis in education’

Irish News (in print): ‘Head teachers to hold public meeting to highlight crisis around funding’

TES: ‘Corbyn praises teachers who buy food for hungry pupils’

TES: ‘Schools with poorest pupils will struggle to pay teachers’

TES: ‘DfE urged to act faster on recruitment and retention crisis’

Yorkshire Post (in print): ‘Plea for action to ease teacher crisis in schools’

Morning Star: ‘Schools impeded by a ‘three-headed dragon’ of difficulties, headteachers warn’

Jersey Evening Post (in print): ‘Teachers ‘unwilling’ to work in Island owing to living costs’

TES: ‘Schools with poorest pupils will struggle to pay teachers’

TES (in print): ‘One rule for some…’

TES: ‘Ministers, get back to Brexit and leave teachers alone’

Schools Week: ‘What do schools need to know about assessment?’

TES: ‘Call for mental health counsellor in every school’

Schools Week: Interview with Luke Tryl

Independent: ‘Support for special educational needs children faces potential deficit of £536m, councils warn’

TES: ‘Times-tables check ‘an enormous waste of money’’

Independent: ‘Headteachers blame funding cuts as fewer children say schools deal with bullying effectively’

Education Today: ‘Budget cuts reduce schools’ ability to tackle bullying, says NAHT’

Nursery World (in print): ‘Analysis reveals school cuts amount to millions of pounds’

WiredGov: ‘How to address the gender imbalance in early years education’

Guardian(also in print): ‘Compulsory online test of times tables to be given to year 4 pupils’

TES: ‘Times-tables check ‘an enormous waste of money’’

TES: ‘Three in 10 teachers deliver RSE with no training’

FE News: ‘Nearly three in ten teachers deliver relationships and sex education classes with no training’

SecEd: ‘A roadmap to statutory RSE’

TES: ‘Primary career education should broaden children's horizons’

Independent: ‘Nearly half of school pupils say friends use discriminatory language towards LGBT+ people’

Schools Week: ‘Pupils are losing faith in their schools’ response to bullying, survey shows’

Independent: ‘Headteachers blame funding cuts as fewer children say schools deal with bullying effectively’

Education Today: ‘Budget cuts reduce schools’ ability to tackle bullying, says NAHT’

TES: ‘Three in 10 teachers deliver RSE with no training’

FE News: ‘Nearly three in ten teachers deliver relationships and sex education classes with no training’

SecEd(also in print): ‘A roadmap to statutory RSE’

TES: ‘Primary career education should broaden children's horizons’

TES: ‘Exclusive: Teachers want schools held to account for off-rolled pupils’

TES (in print): ‘The cries on off-rolling are now too loud to ignore’

Education Executive: ‘Government pledges extra support for underperforming schools’

Educational Journal (in print): ‘Government's plans to support underperforming schools’

TES: ‘Ofsted now risks spreading itself too thin’

TES: ‘Let's not forget the OTHER major policy scrap in Whitehall’

Mirror (also in print): ‘£400 million? Schools need ‘10 times that’’

ITV: ‘Teachers to be balloted over strike action over States pay offer’

Schools Week: ‘The problem with Hammond’s ‘little extras’ budget pledge’

Daily Mirror (in print): ‘Teacher vote to strike over ‘extras’ insult’

TES: ‘Teachers considering action over 'little extras' budget’

Schools Week: ‘Unions make ‘unprecedented’ move over school spending, as new figures show funding down £1.7bn’

TES: ‘Labour: Schools face £1.7bn cut over five years’

Nursery World: ‘Unions take action as analysis reveals school cuts of millions of pounds’

TES: ‘Need to know: What are the unions doing about funding?’

Education Executive: ‘Three education unions respond to Budget announcement’

Independent: ‘Teachers consider industrial action after one-off bonus in Budget for ‘little extras’’

TES: ‘Chancellor's 'little extras' comment 'enraging people'’

Schools Week: ‘Schools need at least £4bn more funding, MPs told’

TES: ‘‘Schools need austerity to end, not little extras’’

TES: ‘5 reasons the school funding crisis will continue’

Schools Week: ‘Hammond’s ‘little extras’ may not go directly to schools’

SecEd (also in print): ‘Unions to consult members over Autumn Budget response’

Education Journal: ‘Parents contributing more money than ever to schools’

Education Journal: ‘Budget reaction’

Education Journal: ‘Historical skew towards the rich in education spending finally at an end’

Left Foot Forward: ‘Teachers and headteachers consider ‘unprecedented’ joint strike over schools cuts’

Irish News: ‘School leaders warn 'it's make or break time' on budgets’

Irish News (print): ‘School chiefs warn of financial crisis’

Independent: ‘British teachers work harder than peers in most other countries, study finds’

TES: ‘UK teachers work 'some of the longest hours in the world'’

TES: ‘British public thinks teachers deserve a £7,500 pay rise

Education Journal: ‘NFER urges the Government to focus on teacher retention to tackle supply shortage’

Jersey Evening Post (print): ‘Pay dispute: Nurses urged to end unpaid overtime’

BBC: ‘How can physical activity help a child do better in school?’

Guardian – Weekend Magazine (in print): ‘We don’t need no double maths’

Guardian: ‘'School is very oppressive’: why home-schooling is on the rise’

Guardian (in print): ‘Ministers agree to changes after report suggests auditing pupils is waste of time’

Guardian: ‘'Audit culture' causing staff burnout in schools, report finds’

Schools Week: ‘DfE to reduce data collection, and 6 more responses on workload’

Education Executive: ‘London school fights academisation by striking’

TES: ‘£16k for schools rated ‘requires improvement’ twice’

LocalGov: ‘Whitehall announces plans to ‘simplify’ school accountability system’

FE News: ‘Government sets out plans to support underperforming schools’

Education Business: ‘Plans to support underperforming schools announced’

WiredGov: ‘Government sets out plans to support underperforming schools’

Education Executive: ‘Government pledges extra support for underperforming schools’

Gov.uk: ‘Government sets out plans to support underperforming schools’