Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools
Government proposals for schools in England, set out in the Education and Adoption Bill, miss the important issues currently facing schools, says UNISON. The public services union believe that a government obsessed with forcing schools to become academies is failing to address inadequate funding, excessive workloads or helping hard-pressed school business managers to support their […]
Threatened cuts to pay for teaching assistants in the North East have been condemned by UNISON. Staff in Durham schools could lose up to £5,000 a year under council proposals to introduce term-time only contracts from September 2016.
The findings are based on responses from across the UK of more than 4,500 (4,549) teaching assistants from primary and secondary schools. They highlight how pressured, low-income families […]
The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.
Suggestions that the government in England is considering reopening schools has caused huge anxiety amongst school staff and parents
Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first.
The decision to increase pupil numbers on 1 June is premature and could put lives in danger, says UNISON
I hope this email finds you safe and well ahead of the last bank holiday of Spring. I know that many of you will be working throughout, but for those that are able to take some time off, I hope you manage to have an enjoyable and well-deserved break (with appropriate social distancing obviously!) I’m […]
Union welcomes Commons select committee report revealing ‘the true scale of the funding cuts to schools and colleges’