Endorsement

Our campaign is backed by educators across the country, including workplace reps, branch officers and dedicated members who form the bedrock of our union.

Alex Gorham

Alex Gorham

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Ali McNamara

Ali McNamara

Gawain is someone who is not only at home working with members on political and union matters, but equally so getting stuck into local activities...

Alix Lewis

Alix Lewis

I have always found Gawain to be helpful and enthusiastic. Whether you're talking about teaching pedagogies in other countries or you need some...

Alpha Kane

Alpha Kane

Unity among all education workers is necessary to win the fight for better working conditions, decent pay and a broad and balanced curriculum....

Amalia Kostorrizou

Amalia Kostorrizou

Gawain is a passionate advocate of the capacity of education to empower people and develop their abilities to think critically about the world in...

Andy Williams

Andy Williams

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Anita Richards

Anita Richards

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change Anita Richards, Secretary, Milton Keynes NEU

Aretha Green

Aretha Green

I am backing Gawain because his philosophy has inspired me and so many others. He continues to enhance the activism and praxis of young workers and...

Ben Simon

Ben Simon

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Bill Greenshields

Bill Greenshields

During my 45 years in the Union, and as an Past President, I’ve known and worked alongside a fair few union activists. Many of them had positive...

Bob Groome

Bob Groome

Gawain has been active in the union for many years now and was instrumental in bringing the two unions together.  Since arriving in Norfolk,...

Carl Smith

Carl Smith

Gawain is an excellent and engaging teacher for both children and adults alike. He motivated me to do things I had never considered before in...

Carol Jumpp-Graham

Carol Jumpp-Graham

Gawain is a hardworking union activist and has always supported our cause: women’s empowerment in the Union, anti discrimination, Black educators and a voice for us to be heard.

Caroline Hurley

Caroline Hurley

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Catherine Axe

Catherine Axe

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Chelsea Knight

Chelsea Knight

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Clare Whyles

Clare Whyles

I'm backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary - Together for Education! Clare Whyles, Deputy Headteacher, Oxfordshire

Daisy Maxwell

Daisy Maxwell

When I first met Gawain, I was struck straight away by his passion for education and dedication to fighting for a better and fairer society. He is not only a fantastic activist, but also an inspirational one.

Darren Sutton

Darren Sutton

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson

As our local secretary, Gawain transformed the way we operate. The organising strategy he developed has enabled us to deal with the fragmented, free...

David Moulder

David Moulder

I am supporting Gawain Little because I support change. Change is what drives any trade union, and ours is no different. We need real change to...

Debbie Brown

Debbie Brown

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary - together for Change Debbie Brown, Secretary, Swindon NEU

Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson

As Oxfordshire Secretaries, Gawain and I have worked collaboratively for over a decade now. I believe Gawain has the intellectual rigour, the expertise and the all essential humility to undertake the post of Deputy General Secretary.

Dianna Humphreys

Dianna Humphreys

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Dominic Byrne

Dominic Byrne

Gawain is willing to stand up to bad employers and government alike and to put the interests of our members first. Most importantly, he has a strategy for our union to win – on pay, on workload and on professional issues. That’s why I’m backing Gawain for Deputy General Secretary of our union.

Donald McEwan

Donald McEwan

Gawain has worked with amazing determination for the union. He is an enthusiastic teacher and passionate about inclusive education. He inspires all who work with him, developing relationships with support staff, leadership and teacher members.

Dr Tony Eaude

Dr Tony Eaude

I’m supporting Gawain’s campaign to become DGS. As NUT Executive Member in Oxfordshire and leader of several local campaigns, he showed tremendous...

Ed Finch

Ed Finch

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Eleanor O’Dwyer

Eleanor O’Dwyer

Gawain is someone who will always go the extra mile. He is someone who manages to inspire and mobilise others to become more active and get involved.

Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Emma Couling

Emma Couling

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Eve Reynolds

Eve Reynolds

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Francesca Di Fraia

Francesca Di Fraia

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Fred Sprague

Fred Sprague

I can’t think of many other people in our Union who can bring about the further unification of education unions in the UK. He has a broad knowledge and understanding of the trade union movement, which will help with the progressing of education worker rights.

George Harrison

George Harrison

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Geraint Williams

Geraint Williams

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary. He has the vision, passion and experience to bring our profession Together for...

Greg Foster

Greg Foster

Gawain has been a staunch advocate of professional unity for as long as I have known him.  He is pragmatic and honest.  He will make an...

Greg Wilton

Greg Wilton

I’ve known Gawain many years as a passionate and dedicated NEU member and activist. In Bracknell Forest we’re a small district and it’s unusual for...

Griffiths Nguete

Griffiths Nguete

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Hank Roberts

Hank Roberts

Unity is the biggest question which faces us as a movement. If we could unite 1 million educators around the same vision, we would be in a position,...

Hannah Mayall

Hannah Mayall

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Helen Martin

Helen Martin

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Ian Ducket

Ian Ducket

Gawain possesses a rare set of skills that can build consensus and encourage members to congregate around the most important issues, making common...

Jasmine Riches

Jasmine Riches

Gawain always speaks with passion and strives to achieve his desired outcome. He has been a fantastic representative for our union. If anyone has...

Jean Roberts

Jean Roberts

Gawain played a pivotal role in the amalgamation of ATL and NUT into the NEU. As an active member of UNIFY for many years, he is keen to take this forwards towards greater unity.

Jennifer Kinghorn

Jennifer Kinghorn

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change

Jessica Shevlin

Jessica Shevlin

Gawain is an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher who always has everyone's best interests at heart. Our school, and I personally, was lucky enough to...

Joan Boyd

Joan Boyd

I have known Gawain for much of his 19 years as a union activist and in his role as executive officer for Reading Division.  Gawain is a...

Joseph Wyglendacz

Joseph Wyglendacz

Gawain is unrivalled in his encyclopaedic knowledge of the education system and he's so passionately committed in fighting for the very best for all...

Katy Sullivan

Katy Sullivan

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Kayt Stubberfield

Kayt Stubberfield

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Keith Watts

Keith Watts

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change. Keith Watts, Joint Secretary, West Berkshire, NEU

Kuldip Kaur Hoonjan,

Kuldip Kaur Hoonjan,

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary- together for change. Gawain puts 100 percent effort into all good causes, at home and...

Lara Narkiewicz

Lara Narkiewicz

Gawain has become synonymous with the NEU in our region. He has forged successful relationships across the trade union movement and is always looking for ways to welcome new or existing members interested in union activism.

Leigh Seedhouse

Leigh Seedhouse

Gawain has courage, passion, confidence, and commitment. He nurtures the strengths and talents of the people he works with and builds teams committed to achieving goals, whilst planning and training activists for the future.

Lucy Coleman

Lucy Coleman

Gawain’s commitment and dedication to education and trade unions continually inspires others to become active in their union and to work together to improve working conditions for all education workers and fight for a high quality education system which our children deserve.

Marian Darke

Marian Darke

As NUT President in 1993, my slogan was “Uniting the Profession, Shaping the Future”. That vision remains just as relevant today, so I am delighted...

Martin Brown

Martin Brown

I’m supporting Gawain in running for Deputy General Secretary because he’s got the drive, experience, understanding and ability to help lead the...

Merike Williams

Merike Williams

Drive, vision and integrity are needed to take our union forward. I am confident Gawain has what it takes. Organising is something that runs through his veins, ever working on projects to engage members in the life of our union and the wider trade union movement.

Michelle Margree

Michelle Margree

Gawain is a vibrant, energetic teacher who enthused his pupils with his love of Maths while teaching at our school. He is also a knowledgeable union...

Molly Potter

Molly Potter

It’s really clear that Gawain shows absolute dedication to supporting those of us who work in education, right from individuals needing support through to addressing the key issues affecting education and working conditions for all staff. He does this with genuine concern for improvement for schools, staff and children.

Myhren Nierop

Myhren Nierop

Gawain is truly passionate about giving pupils successful, holistic educations so they can become thriving adults. Working alongside Gawain is a...

Neil Sledge

Neil Sledge

I am pleased to endorse the campaign for Gawain Little to become the Deputy General Secretary of the National Education Union. Having worked with...

Patrick Halligan

Patrick Halligan

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Phil Yeeles

Phil Yeeles

I am proud to back Gawain Little for DGS.  Gawain is a passionate and dedicated activist, and an inspiration to many.  A talented and...

Rebecca Patchett

Rebecca Patchett

I’m backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary because he shows true dedication and passion to do what is right for our children and education system.

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Gawain has an encyclopaedic and up-to-date knowledge of pedagogy and thrives off inspiring and motivating young people to learn. He is also an...

Robert Poole

Robert Poole

The past year has been a very challenging one for everyone but what it has shown is that we need our union now more than ever. The government...

Robin Talbot

Robin Talbot

I am proud to be endorsing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary.
He is the candidate who is going to put the voices and inspiration of all our members, and a strong vision for the union, at the heart of what he does when he is elected.

Rosie Squires

Rosie Squires

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Rowan Shingler

Rowan Shingler

I back Gawain for Deputy General Secretary because I know he is committed not just to those he represents in the NEU but the wider community too.

Sarah Haynes

Sarah Haynes

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Sarah Lewtas

Sarah Lewtas

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for change Sarah Lewtas, primary member & committee member, Wirral NEU

Scott Lyons

Scott Lyons

I fully endorse and support Gawain in his nomination for Deputy General Secretary  Norfolk have been lucky to adopt Gawain and his wonderful...

Sharon Hunter

Sharon Hunter

Not only is Gawain an inspiring teacher who has been a valued member of our school community, he is also dedicated and motivated to support and...

Shona Hannant

Shona Hannant

Gawain was a valued member of the teaching team. His teaching of mathematics was particularly inspiring and the children thrived in his lessons....

Sophi Berridge

Sophi Berridge

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary. He is someone who understands the potential that unions have to challenge systemic...

Sophie Holly

Sophie Holly

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Steph Gilroy-Lowe

Steph Gilroy-Lowe

Gawain brings a balance of local, national and international understanding to the challenges faced by professionals at all levels of education

Steve Marsling

Steve Marsling

As a former NUT member in schools in Southwark, Bristol and Oldham I am pleased to endorse Gawain Little for the post of Deputy General Secretary.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

I have great pleasure in supporting Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary. Gawain has been involved in many local campaigns, such as holiday...

Sue Johns

Sue Johns

Gawain is a dedicated teacher who is a valued member of the team. He has extensive knowledge of the education system. He has used this knowledge to...

Susan Parlour

Susan Parlour

I fully endorse Gawain Little’s candidacy for Deputy General Secretary. As a senior lay-activist and representative on key committees, Gawain is a...

Tessa Bidgood

Tessa Bidgood

Gawain is able to see issues from the widest of perspectives whilst still being able to pay attention to smallest of detail.  He is committed...

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

I fully support Gawain's campaign - "together for change". I know wholeheartedly that Gawain will fight for the rights of teachers in the workplace...

Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Veronica Mrvcic

Veronica Mrvcic

I am backing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary – together for Change

Vicky Warnes

Vicky Warnes

Since coming to Norfolk Gawain joined the Norfolk NEU team with energy and enthusiasm. He has been a great support as we worked through the changes...

Vik Chechi-Ribeiro

Vik Chechi-Ribeiro

Delighted to be endorsing Gawain Little for Deputy General Secretary. He understands that power in our union is with the rank and file and our...

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