Welcome to the Socialist Party in Education
This site has been created to provide information and resources for trade unionists and school staff, parents and students, and all who want to defend – and improve – young people’s education.
As well as the most recent articles below, the menu above gives access to more posts, listed in a range of categories. Our latest bulletin is also highlighted below, along with our archive of previous bulletins. Please download and share with your colleagues.
Socialist Party in Education brings together members of the Socialist Party working in schools and colleges in England and Wales. We help lead struggles as workplace reps and elected local union officers, particularly in the NEU but also in UNISON and other school unions.
The Socialist Party fights for socialism – a democratic society run for the needs of all and not the profits of a few. As educators, we fight for a fully resourced, democratically run, genuinely comprehensive socialist education that meets the needs of all learners.
If you want to find out how to join us, or to ask anything about the posts on this site, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
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What we stand for
Put safety and well-being first. NEU must stand firm on demanding the ‘5 tests’ are met.
Investment In Education
Invest in education. Reverse school cuts, reduce class sizes.
End SATs & League Tables
For child-centred not test-driven education. End SATs and League Tables in England.
For an anti-racist curriculum that stresses the need for working-class unity.
Value School Staff
Value school staff. End performance pay, win national pay scales and workload limits for all.
End Academies. Bring all schools, including private schools, under democratic local control.
“To expect me to run a school when we just cannot get tests is impossible”.
A Headteacher of a large primary school explains the growing pressures facing schools.
“Now we’re in local lockdown. Yet the schools are open, and there is still no sign of routine tests or even temperatures being taken at the gates. If they had routine tests each week then we could just get on with it. This nonsense will just lead to closures all over again”.
- Sept_2020_SPE_Bulletin.pdf (9 downloads)
- August_2020_SPE_Bulletin.pdf (21 downloads)
- Parents_Guide.pdf (27 downloads)
- July_2020_SPinE_Bulletin.pdf (39 downloads)
- June_2020_SPiS_Bulletin.pdf (22 downloads)
- April_2020_SPiS_Bulletin.pdf (20 downloads)
- March_2020_SPiS_Bulletin.pdf (21 downloads)
- January_2020_SPiS_Bulletin.pdf (21 downloads)