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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.

UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding

School support staff will have a vital role in bringing pupils ‘back up to speed’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Support staff have little confidence in government school safety plans, says UNISON

Only 2% of employees felt reassured by the Prime Minister saying it was safe to open schools more widely from 1 June. Almost all staff (96%) felt ministers hadn't put safety first when […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National 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.

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.

Pupil funding still leaves schools worse off than 10 years ago

However, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said that the increases will still leave schools with less money in real terms than they had a decade ago. UNISON head of education Jon […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Councils forced to pick up the pieces from failing test and trace

UNISON calls for urgent improvements to a ‘chaotic’ system in England

Article on the UNISON National site.