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Class Sizes Soar in South West

Class Sizes Soar in South West

An analysis released by the National Education Union reveals that, as of January 2020, some 21,250 more pupils in South West are in classes of 31+ than five years ago. In the region’s secondary schools this represents a 41% increase since 2015/16. The attached...

Early years and childcare providers

The Department for Education has issued updated COVID advice for early years and childcare providers. UNISON has a number of serious concerns with it – please see see the links below to read the guidance and our initial response. We will issue further guidance in due...

Back to school in September?

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return, says UNISON Responding to plans published last Thursday by the government for the full return of schools from September, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Everyone wants all...
Happy Birthday NHS

Happy Birthday NHS

Dear Member, We hope this bulletin finds you well. For this edition your Lead Rep at Derriford, Ian Minards, has recorded a brief video (link below) to introduce himself to anyone who has not been able to meet him yet, and let you know a bit about some of the things...