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Teaching assistants subject to ‘truly shocking violence’ at Braintree special needs school

Teaching assistants at a special needs school in Braintree are being bitten, kicked and spat on but managers are doing nothing about the violence, school support staff union UNISON warns today. A survey of support staff at The Edith Borthwick School found that 82% are worried about levels of violence, but only 19% of respondents […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Mass lobby of parliament against cuts to school funding

Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers will be attending the School Cuts mass lobby of Parliament this Tuesday, 24 October. They will bring the message to MPs that schools are seriously underfunded, which is having a negative impact on children and young people’s education. This situation must change. The majority […]

Article on the UNISON West Midlands site.

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Regional Schools Forum

17 August 2018 1:00pm–3:00pm
UNISON Centre, London

This is the forum for UNISON members in schools across the South East to come together, network and get updated on all the latest developments in your profession. There’s be information from organisers working in Academy Schools and feedback from UNISON’s national Local Government Conference. We need reps to share their experience from all schools […]

Event on the UNISON South East site.

Regional Schools Forum Planning Meeting

28 November 2017 12:00pm–2:00pm
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

We are investigating setting up a Regional Schools Forum, where school based members from branches across the region can meet to discuss the issues affecting school staff in their area.

Event on the UNISON South East site.

Speaking up for schools

Our consultation ballot is now open, so school support staff can have your say

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

English schools having to spend more than they get to educate pupils

UNISON calls on government to ‘give more money to schools now’ as Education Policy Institute report shows more schools recording larger deficits

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

School meals – tell us your story

UNISON survey launched to find out what school meals staff have to say

Article on the UNISON National site.

Schools funding is still in crisis – prepare to lobby

Join us for a Lobby Against School Cuts to show MPs that, despite the Department of Education’s welcome rethink, there is still a problem

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Government’s school funding announcement disappoints education unions 

The government’s funding announcement today (Monday) is disappointing and means a return to smoke and mirrors statements on school funding, say education unions. UNISON, ATL, NUT and GMB have said that whilst any extra money is welcome, it isn’t enough to stop the huge cuts that schools are making. Calculations published on the organisations’ School Cuts […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON joins the carnival against the cuts

Thousands of parents, pupils, school staff and their unions demonstrated against cuts to school funding yesterday

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Derby school support staff continue action up to half term

UNISON video showcases support for six-month action from parents and teaching colleagues

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Derby – our magnificent members aren’t going anywhere

Our message is clear and my position is the same as our members: the council must negotiate – massive pay cuts for school support staff cannot be the answer

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Derby teaching assistants to take second consecutive week of strikes

General secretary Dave Prentis launches new campaign in long-running dispute over 25% cuts

Press release on the UNISON National site.

The government is failing teaching assistants, says UNISON

Government slammed for dropping the long-awaited teaching assistants standards

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.