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How to Stay Safe if your School goes back on March 8th

How to Stay Safe if your School goes back on March 8th

SAFER SCHOOLS PLAN UNISON’s recommendations for safer re-opening of schools in England The government announced on 27 January that it hopes to re-open schools in England on 8 March. UNISON believes that school re-opening should only happen when the science says it is...
10% Pay claim submitted for Council and Schools Staff

10% Pay claim submitted for Council and Schools Staff

As we are predominantly key workers who have had to work through the pandemic PiU is confident that this modest claim will be met The headlines are • A substantial increase with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points. Full details NJC Pay Claim 2021 –...

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. Our advice is that you should decide to...
UNISON members are Stars at Stoke Damerel

UNISON members are Stars at Stoke Damerel

‘Our principal Anita Frier likes to regularly have the staff at SDCC recognised and this year in particular was important with the time spent adapting to new ways of working and the constant adaptions to everyones roles to fit with COVID19. Staff are able to...

Mass testing in schools – UNISON initial statement

Following the Government’s announcement of mass testing in schools in the New Year, UNISON’s National Schools Committee secured a meeting with the Department for Education (DfE) and NHS Test and Trace, to take place on Tuesday 22 December.  With the additional...

You can leave your App on

NHS Test and Trace app – use in schools A small number of schools have told staff to turn the NHS app off the whole time when they are in schools. This is wrong – Department for Education guidance is clear: pausing contact tracing in schools is only recommended in 3...