Dr Mary Bousted is joint general secretary, with Kevin Courtney, of the National Education Union.

London
Joined November 2011
@AGavrielatos⁩ Greetings to the New South Wales Teachers Federation. The NEU sends greetings and solidarity in your fight against teacher shortages and for fair pay.
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The daffodils bravely hanging on when the other flowers in my conference bouquet have given up the ghost.
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For the NEU sister who gave me these beautiful flowers at the close of conference yesterday. I don’t know your name. But they are beautiful. Thank you.
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So that’s it. A book about teachers sent off to the publisher. Needs a title and chapter headings. But it’s done before Christmas!
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A new Dot’s pot. A thing of beauty…..
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To lighten the mood. Blueberry and peach pie (the two soft fruits in my kitchen that need eating up).
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@HughesHaili⁩ She is still developing her work, but this is one she did earlier…..
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@HughesHaili⁩ As we are showing off daughters, here’s mine, with her dog Alfie at the Canary Wharf Summer Lights Festival yesterday.
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Flowers from the girls at St Joseph’s School, Horwich. I spoke to them last week about respecting themselves, girl power and the importance of finding, and projecting, their voice. The flowers are lovely girls. Thank you.
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Simon Kuper in the FT yesterday. Keep banging on about culture wars and you are in grave danger of being distracted from what really matters and what the right don’t want you to think about.
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And this nails it too:
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Thank you NHS. Just had first Covid jab. And I didn’t feel a thing!
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Signing off from twitter now for a few days. Happy Christmas everyone. Let’s look forward to a better 2021.
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@henrymance⁩ brilliant in the FT today on Boris Johnson’s depressingly familiar mistakes in the pandemic.
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