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Time for the stars in our schools

Stars in our schools day is fast approaching – tell us which superhero you’ll be dressing up as

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON member wins prestigious teaching assistant award

UNISON member Kathy Harwood has been named Teaching Assistant of the Year for her dedication to helping children with a variety of health problems

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Local government pay consultation begins (England, Wales, NI)

Council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland asked to have their say on pay offer

Article on the UNISON National site.

New range of materials available to promote Stars in our Schools campaign

Campaign highlights school support staff, the Stars in our Schools

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymry / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

Essential cover for you at work

Trade unions are there to help: why are they being attacked?

Article on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants are ‘vital to schools’, say headteachers

Findings are a testament to the contribution of teaching assistants, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.

Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans

UNISON meets Department for Education and NHS test and trace officials to discuss the end-of-term announcement about mass testing in English schools in January

Article on the UNISON National site.

Lessons to be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening across East of England, says UNISON

Rushed government reopening plans have led to guidelines on ‘safe’ class sizes being ignored by some schools in the East of England, according to a survey published by UNISON today. Nearly a quarter (23%) of support staff say primary schools have operated class sizes bigger than the 15 pupils per group maximum recommended to maintain social distancing. The data was compiled from the responses of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return, says UNISON

Responding to plans published today (Thursday) by the government for the full return of schools from September, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Everyone wants all children to return to the classroom as soon as possible. There are still issues, though, around staffing and safety. “Test and trace must get a whole lot better for social […]

News on the UNISON South West site.

WULF: the first nine months

WULF? The Wales Union Learning Fund project. It’s been part of UNISON Cymru/Wales for nine months now, and great things are happening. Project workers Jenny Griffin and Richard Speight explain: We’re continuing to put on courses all over Wales for those working in schools, health or social care. Our current Social Care Programme has seen […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

“If what we’re doing means one NHS worker can save one life then it’s worth it”

The latest #OurHeroes story from the frontline of the Covid-19 outbreak comes from Elaine Betteridge at Rosewood free school in Southampton

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Education unions’ plea to include all schools staff in priority testing

Eight education unions representing thousands of school employees across Wales jointly wrote to Welsh government urging it to include the whole school workforce as a priority group for tests

Uncategorized on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

UNISON suspends today’s teaching assistants’ strike action

Strike action involving teaching assistants that was due to affect schools across County Durham today (Thursday) has been called off so talks aimed at solving the dispute can take place, says UNISON. The school support staff employed by Durham County Council had been about to take their fifth day of action today, and a further […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Pupils protest in Plymouth after headteacher threatens Golden Time

With Golden Time under threat, students from Pennycross Primary in Plymouth staged a protest with the help of UNISON.

Article, News on the UNISON South West site.