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You were the stars in our schools

UNISON celebration of school workers had a fantastic response

Magazine, News on the UNISON National site.

Politicians put school support staff in spotlight

Show of support for UNISON’s Stars in our Schools campaign

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Sixth form college employers make final offer

UNISON consulting members on offer until 27 November (England only)

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Save our children’s centres

UNISON campaign highlights closure of over 600 children’s centres since 2010

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Glamorgan decision on learning support registration fees welcomed

Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Government priorities bring no respite for school business managers

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 […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON condemns cuts to pay for teaching assistants

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.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Managing Difficult Behaviour in Schools: A practical guide

Managing Difficult Behaviour in Schools: A practical guide
16-page A4 booklet with accessible, practical advice for all those working in education settings

Media on the UNISON National site.

We need to tackle asbestos in schools

More than 75% of schools in the UK contain asbestos – but the government is still dragging its feet over a report on the scale of the problem due last spring

Article, General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions poster

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions Poster

Media on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants use own money to fund uniforms and trips to help struggling parents

More than a fifth (22%) had bought uniforms, a similar proportion (23%) PE kits, while 20% had helped pupils with lunch money. Nearly one […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

From school star to star MP

Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations

Article, moving on the UNISON National site.

Our school and council workers deserve fair pay – bilingual English Welsh leaflet

A joint union leaflet (UNISON, GMB, Unite) aimed at the general public making the case for local government and school workers to get a decent pay rise. Bilingual Welsh/English

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON signs up to the valued worker scheme with Blyth Valley Academy

The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Covid-19 school closures

Devolution means that guidance may be different across the four UK countries and updates may be announced at different times. UK wide and England-specific updates will be placed on this page. UNISON Cymru/Wales will post updates on its website and Facebook page. The FAQs at the bottom of this page are also applicable to staff in Wales, save […]

Page on the UNISON National site.