Newsletter March 2020

Dear NASUWT Lewisham Member

I’m writing to you in place of our usual newsletter.

We are all experiencing difficult, unprecedented times. Our personal and working lives affected in a way we never thought possible.


NASUWT Lewisham has been in constant communication with your employers. The majority of you are employed by Lewisham Local Authority.  Some others by Multi Academy Trusts, stand-alone Academies and Free Schools.


You will all be working under new arrangements. Mostly these new arrangements are taking the form of rota systems and they vary from workplace to workplace. It is important that members who are working on school and college sites are confident that the best possible hygiene and social distancing measures are in place. It is also important that appropriate Risk Assessments are carried out and reviewed regularly.


In response to my correspondence with Lewisham Local Authority we have agreed that reorganisations; meetings in person; procedures involving meetings to discuss Capability, Disciplinary Investigations, Hearings etc. will be postponed.


NASUWT National Conference has been cancelled in its usual form. A virtual conference will take place. My fellow National Member for Inner London and I have nominated a Local Secretary to represent us during this virtual conference at Easter.


For continuing updated information please look on


Wash Your Hands

Stay Home and Save Lives


Best wishes

Kathy Duggan

NASUWT Lewisham Negotiating Secretary

National Executive Member - Inner London