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Nominate a Star in our Schools ⭐️

UNISON is celebrating Stars in our Schools on Friday 27 November 2020 and we need your help.

News on the UNISON South West site.

Mass testing in schools – UNISON statement

Staff asked to take a test themselves as part of a mass lateral flow testing programme where cases have not been identified, may do so voluntarily, but it should not be […]

Uncategorized on the UNISON Greater London site.

January schools advice

This advice applies to all primary schools, special schools, SEND and early years settings in England. In UNISON’s view, it is unsafe for you to attend the workplace at present if your school is fully opened to all pupils. Visit the national website on the link below for the full information; January Schools Advice

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

Make schools safe!

UNISON is advising its members in primary schools, special schools, SEND and early years settings in England that it is unsafe to return to the workplace if it is fully open to all pupils. Please see the advice page on our national website for the latest information. Schools advice This includes a model letter to send […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Schools and Early Years – Zoom Meeting

12 January 2021 5:00pm–6:00pm

Join us for a Schools and Early Years meeting on Tuesday evening. We’ll be discussing all the latest guidance to keep you safe at work as well as answering some of your questions. The meeting will be held on Zoom and you can register by clicking the button below. Register Now Questions To submit a […]

Event on the UNISON South West site.

DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff

Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown

Article on the UNISON National site.

Unsung heroes of North East schools celebrated by UNISON

School support staff across the North East will be recognised today (Friday) as part of a UK-wide celebration of the invaluable contribution they make to children’s education. UNISON has organised the ‘Stars in Our Schools’ event to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England, says UNISON

Parents and staff are still confused over the wearing of face coverings in schools, says UNISON. The union has now written to secretary of state for education Gavin Williamson urging him to allow all school staff to be allowed to wear face coverings if they choose. UNISON also supports calls to let pupils wear face coverings too, given emerging evidence […]

News on the UNISON South West site.

Government should listen to the independent scientists and pull back from 1 June start date, says UNISON

Commenting on the report on school safety from the committee of independent scientists chaired by Sir David King published today (Friday), UNISON regional secretary, Clare Williams said: “This is the evidence school staff and parents have been waiting for. Not only do these scientists say the government’s plans for schools in England are premature, they also suggest […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Support staff losing sleep and suffering anxiety ahead of return to school in England

UNISON head of education Jon Richards says delay needed so schools have time to complete risk assessments

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Government should listen to scientists and pull back from 1 June start date

Independent scientists report says waiting just two weeks would halve the risks

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Education unions’ agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Demonstration to Demand a Fully Funded Education System

A demonstration calling for proper funding for our schools is taking place tomorrow (Saturday 24th November) in Old Eldon Square, Newcastle from 11.00 am.  Our schools need more than little extras promised by Phillip Hammond in the recent budget and Education trade unions together with UNISON are coming together to demand a fully funded education […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Plym Academy Trust on strike in pay dispute

Teaching assistants, administration staff and meal time assistants in five Plymouth schools are on strike over pay.

News on the UNISON South West site.

UNISON Eastern welcomes firefighters’ support for education workers

UNISON Eastern has welcomed the Fire Brigades Union Eastern Region’s backing for education workers opposing the reopening of schools. Nine unions representing teachers, support staff and heads issued a joint statement this month urging the government not to push on with increasing pupil numbers until it is safe to do so. In a letter to local […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.