Category Archives: Schools/colleges/nurseries

Schools Health & Safety......

UNISON Waltham Forest understands many members have been sent letters from their head teacher advising them that the school will reconvene on 1st June 2020.

Many of you are worried that there has been no appropriate H&S risk assessment undertaken or yet put in place, to support you individually and or pupils.

UNISON has been battling on your behalf to ensure your safety is paramount and cannot support the action of sending our members into a school where the risk of CV19 contagion cannot be safely controlled. Continue reading

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Unions tell staff ‘not to engage’ with plan for 1 June school openings......

UK government proposals, including class sizes of 15, branded unfeasible by unions.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: Classes should have only 15 pupils and drop off times staggered, new government guidance says......

Classes sizes should be limited to 15 children, desks and pupils kept two metres apart, and drop-off and pick-up times staggered when primary schools return, new government guidance says.  Click here to read more.

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SEND cuts voted through......

Waltham Forest Council has agreed cuts to funding for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – despite appeals by parents.  Click here to read more.

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‘Save teachers from asbestos risk,’ chancellor warned......

The Budget must provide cash to ensure ‘crumbling’ school buildings are safe for staff and pupils, unions insist.  Click here to read more.

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Most teachers unaware of school asbestos, poll suggests......

The majority of teachers are working in a school which contains asbestos – yet findings published today suggest that only a fifth are aware of it.  Click here to red more.

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Stars in our Schools 2019......

Stars in our Schools is organised by UNISON as a celebration of all school support staff across the UK.  Click here to read more.

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‘Stopgap’ attitude to asbestos in schools must end......

Unions call for more action as 1 in 5 schools found not to be managing asbestos ‘in line’ with government guidance.  Click here to read more.

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Last council-run nursery in borough to close......

The last council-run nursery in the borough is to close following a unanimous and un-debated cabinet decision.  Click here to read more.

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Schools Support Staff consultative Ballot......

Only 2 weeks to go of the national e ballot of the Schools Support Staff National Consultative Ballot.  We are encouraging members to vote.  Schools funding is a concern for Unison, teachers, Parents and the effect it is having/will have on Children’s Education and Future.  Click here to have your say.

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