Category Archives: Schools/colleges/nurseries

Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption......

Four education unions representing teachers and support staff are calling on the government to reinstate face coverings in schools to limit coronavirus spread.

With infections on the rise once more, the unions have issued a joint statement demanding a range of safety measures to keep education on track and reduce the risk of further closures.  Click here to read more.

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Early years safety & funding – PUBLIC RALLY......

3 February 20216:00pm–7:00pm

Early years continues to be forgotten by this government in its response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Click here to read more and register.

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DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff......

Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown.  Click here to read more.

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Ministers set to halt plans for daily Covid tests in English schools......

DfE to pause £78m programme weeks after it was unveiled as ‘milestone moment’.  Click here to read more.

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Stars in our schools November 2020......

Stars in Our Schools is an annual celebration of school support staff. This year’s event takes place on Friday 27 November 2020 – but we encourage schools to join in whenever suits them! Continue reading

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Free school meals for children & young people......

UNISON Centre has put together this page that shows where children and young people who are entitled to a free school meal can go to get fed this week. Just put in your postcode.

https://helpoutwhenschoolsout.co.uk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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