When other trade unions apart from NSEAD are taking industrial action.

In such circumstances or occasions where members work alongside colleagues who are members of other trade unions who are taking industrial action the following advice must be taken.

NSEAD cannot support you if you take part in industrial action where NSEAD has not balloted. The legal position here is clear, industrial action by a union member is unlawful if not preceeded by the formal notification, balloting and authorisation process.

NSEAD is not taking industrial action alongside NUT on Tuesday 5 July 2016.

You should inform your headteacher or principal that you are not taking industrial action on that day, and that you will be available to work normally, but not willing to accept arrangements which undermine the industrial action of those colleagues taking strike action.

This might include.

Agree to an amalgamation of groups of students as a result of colleagues taking industrial action.
To take over the workload of a colleague engaged in industrial action other than in a genuine emergency.

If in doubt please call the NSEAD office on 01225 810134

New Designers 2016 survey highlights the importance of design education ahead of EBacc parliamentary debate (July 4)

Full story...

Provisional art and design GCSE and GCE entries are falling

According to official statistics, published by exam watchdog Ofqual, the number of Art and Design GCSE entries has fallen this year.
Full story...

Debate about the EBacc in the House of Commons 4 July 2016

Thank you to all our members who signed up for and circulated the petition to trigger a debate in the House of Commons about the implications of the EBacc.
Full story...

Professor Stuart MacDonald OBE

NSEAD members will be saddened to hear about the sudden death of Professor Stuart MacDonald OBE in Glasgow in early June 2016.
Full story...


Further News Items

See the Further News Items for a full listing of all stories.

Notice Board

The notice board is a place to post requests for help, ideas and inspiration! This service is only available to NSEAD members and subscribers to START magazine.