Thursday 22 May 2014

Changes at Teachers Support Network

TSN has been consulting on winding up the charity and replacing it with a new charity.  The NUT has concerns that the new body would not be closely enough focussed on supporting teachers.  In particular, the current structure and governance proposed for the for the new charity falls well short of acceptable representation of teachers and the NUT at both Board and Advisory level.

A meeting of the NUT Strategy, Finance and Communication committee on 8th May, which was approved at today's Executive, agreed to recommend:
  1. that the Union write to the TSN with its own proposals in respect of structure and governance of the proposed new charity;
  2. that the Executive agree the following principles:
  • Board of Trustees: a majority should be drawn from NUT, UCU, and subscribers;
  • NUT should appoint directly at least two Trustees; and
  • Advisory Board: revised composition should reflect a charity focus supporting teachers and UCU members and their families.
  1. that the Executive confirm its commitment to engage in negotiations with TSN on a revised timetable for implementation.

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