The left within the NUT union met at a Campaign Teacher conference last Saturday.
Campaign Teacher is a newspaper aimed at classroom teachers backed by the Socialist Teachers Alliance and the Campaign for a Democratic and Fighting Union.
Economist Graham Turner opened the conference arguing that there were alternatives to attacking public spending and working class people.
NUT treasurer Ian Murch stressed the need for the union to build resistance.
Activists discussed a range of issues and agreed that an immediate priority is to stop the government’s academies drive.
It was agreed that Campaign Teacher will come out every school term, and will hold term time conferences or meetings.