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Opposition to government’s forced academies policy increases

Government plans to force 17,000 schools in England to become academies opposed by unions, educators and politicians, including leading Conservative voices

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

All schools ‘should get the funds they need for success’

UNISON warns against ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ as government launches consultation on a new English school funding formula

Article on the UNISON National site.

Under pressure, underfunded and undervalue: UNISON members keeping communities together. Local Government survey 2016.

Research report on the 2016 survey of local government members in councils and schools produced for UNISON by Incomes Data Research.
Available as a pdf for downloading only .

Media on the UNISON National site.

Education dominates local government conference on final afternoon

Debates see delegates back a range of measures on pay, academies, funding and much more

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Professional standards for teaching assistants

Advice for headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants, governing boards and employers.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Local government members to be consulted on pay offer

Employers offer two-year deal of 1% each year, with more for lower paid staff to match national living wage

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON warns on academies push in new legislation

IPPR report supports union view that Education and Adoption Bill will see resources spent on admin, contracts and legal advice

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes an end to speculation that free school meals face the axe

Free school meals are a ‘lifeline’ to many families

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Asbestos – how safe is your school? Take the survey

More than 75% of school buildings in Britain contain asbestos. Are you at risk?

Article on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to tax credits – join the UNISON campaign

An average household in receipt of tax credits will lose a whopping £1,350 a year

Article on the UNISON National site.

All in a day’s work for… a school cook

Preparing lunch for 100 hungry kids is all in a day’s work for school cook Fay Hart

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Welsh schools cannot survive without support staff

UNISON calling for support and training for those in vital school role

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Preventing work-related mental health conditions: advice for school leaders

This guide has been drawn up by the NUT with contributions and guidance from UNISON. It has been written for the school leadership team and we would recommend that this is brought to their attention by the trade union health and safety stewards

Media on the UNISON National site.

Tips for organising in schools

Handy guide to organising in schools: for reps and organisers

Media on the UNISON National site.

Providing support for children and young people with health needs in schools –

Media on the UNISON National site.