Category Archives: Schools/colleges/nurseries

Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency......

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struck.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Environment, Events, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency

Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk – School Health is Community Health – 20 August......

Join the Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk for an interactive online session to discuss how schools can ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils and therefore the health of its community.  Click here to register for this free event.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Events, Health & Safety, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk – School Health is Community Health – 20 August

Studies undermine Williamson’s ‘Little evidence’ claim on school risks......

Hazards Campaign news. 

A series of studies, including two in recent days from UK experts, discredit claims by education secretary Gavin Williamson that there is ‘little evidence’ of a Covid-19 transmission risk in schools, workplace safety advocates have warned.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Studies undermine Williamson’s ‘Little evidence’ claim on school risks

School Uniform Grant......

In response to the growing difficulties many members on low incomes face, a programme has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of purchasing school uniforms.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on School Uniform Grant

Coronavirus: Teachers’ union urges clarity on school reopening......

Teachers and parents need “greater clarity” on the reopening of schools amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the head of a leading teachers’ union says.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Coronavirus: Teachers’ union urges clarity on school reopening

Council to appear in court over special needs funding cuts......

Campaigners are taking Waltham Forest Council to the High Court later this month over their decision to cut funding for special needs education.

The cabinet voted on March 19 to reduce top-up Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) funding by 10 per cent for students in the lowest two bands of need.

The decision was made despite parents’ fear it could lead mainstream schools to exclude their children and a recommendation from the Children and Families Scrutiny committee to delay.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Council to appear in court over special needs funding cuts

Coronavirus: Plan dropped for all primary pupils back in school......

The plan for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term is to be dropped by the government.

There had been an aim for all primary pupils to spend four weeks in school before the summer break.

But it is no longer thought to be feasible and instead schools will be given “flexibility” over whether or not to admit more pupils.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Coronavirus: Plan dropped for all primary pupils back in school

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

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Schools Health & Safety

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Unions tell staff ‘not to engage’ with plan for 1 June school openings

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety, Schools/colleges/nurseries | Comments Off on Coronavirus: Classes should have only 15 pupils and drop off times staggered, new government guidance says
a href=/a /span