Corona Virus

Here is the Government Guidance on keeping schools open and the list of key workers:

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision – GOV.UK

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social …

Financial support

You can try Education

and the NEU Trust Fund If you are able to please consider making a donation to the fund to help colleagues such as supply teachers who could really be struggling due to the school closures.

As you will understand the National Advice Line is working at full capacity so please be patient.

If you are requiring advice, please first check the website and  the self-help sheets at  

If you require more detailed advice, or are unable to find the answers you are looking for, please call the advice line on 0345 811 8111 (Monday to Friday 9 am – 7 pm)

We are having a high demand locally too so if you have emailed us you will receive a reply but please be patient. Sometimes we have to pass on your queries to the full time officers at the Midlands Regional Office in Birmingham. Bea and myself will try our best to assist you.

Each time we send an email using Action Network over 4000 go out. However the open rate is about 1200. This means that some of our members are not opening the emails or getting the emails. It could be because the email address we have on the database is not their current email address. Encourage your colleague to login on myNEU to check we have their current email address.