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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...
Don’t get caught out by Quarantine

Don’t get caught out by Quarantine

As lock-down eases and hopes of a semblance of normality rise no doubt many of you are thinking about your holiday. Some of you may have longstanding bookings and are hoping either to travel or to get a cancellation and refund. You may not all have realised the...

Stay Safe at School

Schools Update Here is a summary of the advice for members in schools that UNISON issued on Thursday 28 May, which you should have received by email, we will be holding an online webinar aimed at UNISON members and activists in schools to discuss risk assessments,...

Covid-19 latest schools advice and guidance 

Latest update following meeting of National Schools Committee  Government proposals to increase school and early years pupil numbers from 1 June  UNISON’s ​National Schools Committee met on Thursday 14 May and agreed that the union should continue to oppose the...
Is it safe to go back to school?

Is it safe to go back to school?

The guidance for schools has been released by government Planning guide for primary schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-schools-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-primary-schools UNISON branch guidance is reproduced here...