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

London
Joined November 2011
This is so powerful. Well done to the reporter who would not be browbeaten and kept on asking the right question. Why are mass school shootings an American problem?
"Why only in America?" US Senator Ted Cruz walks away from @Stone_SkyNews after being asked if "this is the moment to reform gun laws" trib.al/nmOJAT8 #TedCruz #America #Texasshooting #gunlaws
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Or we could talk about school funding still being below what it was in 2010; or the crumbling school estate; or the 70% rise in childcare costs since 2009; or the housing crisis; 2 year waits for court cases... Which one would they like to discuss?
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Held our biggest school union meeting this afternoon. Since September.. -workplace mapping -half termly meetings -building union leaders across the school -setting up a negotiating cycle -winning on directed time & PPA -building the pay campaign -our first social this week 馃殌
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You cannot let one very bad apple spoil a lovely name鈥
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Laurence is a lovely boy鈥檚 name.
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"The Schools Bill currently passing through Parliament will be the beginning of the end of any real sense of autonomy for our schools." @MaryBoustedNEU Read the full @SecEd_Education blog here.馃憞 sec-ed.co.uk/blog/farewell-t鈥
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EXCL: @ITVNews has obtained pictures of Boris Johnson drinking at a No10 party during lockdown in November 2020. The photos cast fresh doubt on the PM's repeated claims聽he was unaware of rule-breaking in No10 during the pandemic. See all images here: itv.com/news/2022-05-23/excl鈥
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NEW: No 10 tell me Sue Gray had photos of Lee Cain's leaving party and they believe they are very similar to the ones we've obtained. Sue Gray passed all her evidence to the Met, which again raises the question of why police didn't fine the PM given what the pics show.
EXCL: @ITVNews has obtained pictures of Boris Johnson drinking at a No10 party during lockdown in November 2020. The photos cast fresh doubt on the PM's repeated claims聽he was unaware of rule-breaking in No10 during the pandemic. See all images here: itv.com/news/2022-05-23/excl鈥
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So am I right? Katherine Birbalsingh thinks that pupils should read Shakespeare and pupils should read widely including the works of Black writers? Is that it?
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鈥淚鈥檓 afraid there鈥檚 a problem here.鈥 #SueGray
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John was a lovely man. A great trade unionist. He lived life to the full with cancer. He will rest in peace.
Today we say goodbye to our colleague John Andrews. John was a caring, thoughtful and generous man always concerned about the welfare of others. A stalwart trade unionist, proud Dad, loyal husband and a wonderful friend. He will be missed by many. Rest in power Brother
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The fantastic teachers and support staff of Holland Park School on strike today! #hpsstrike @NEULondon @MaryBoustedNEU @cyclingkev
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Watch @Ed_Miliband take @BorisJohnson absolutely to task on the Northern Ireland protocol. "He didn't read the protocol, he hasn't read the bill, he doesn't know his stuff."馃敟 @independent
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This was in an interesting graph, in light of this, in @MaryBoustedNEU 's new book. Quotes levels of satisfaction of teachers with various aspects of their training. MB says this is evidence that generally teachers feel ITT prepares them well.
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He was critical of the government鈥檚 handling of the issue, telling Jonny Dymond: 鈥業 think it鈥檚 frankly a na茂ve nonsense for the government to ask anybody to believe鈥 that it didn鈥檛 understand what it signed up to. We were told, and I think we all knew, what it meant.鈥
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