Category Archives: Schools/colleges/nurseries

Schools told to teach outdoors if five pupils test positive for Covid......

Schools have been told to consider moving classrooms outside when they return in September if five pupils test positive for Covid-19.

A new academic year will start in a matter of weeks as school children return to class following the summer holidays.  Click here to read more.

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Friends of the Earth launches Schools Climate Action Plan......

There have been long-standing calls for government to prepare students for a climate-changed world by embedding climate education across the curriculum. This will also help promote climate-positive behaviour in students, for whom the climate crisis will be one of the defining challenges of their lives.

For these reasons, Friends of the Earth has compiled a Climate Action Plan for Schools and Colleges, thanks to funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, containing a checklist of 50 measures to empower students and teachers to take meaningful climate action. By practically engaging young people in solutions to climate change it is hoped that climate anxiety, which is a prevalent and emerging issue, will be alleviated too. Continue reading

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Council agrees settlement with underpaid school staff......

UNISON/GMB UNIONS win the fight in driving this agreement with the Local Authority.

For over two years there was little to no involvement with UNIONS on Term Time issues despite our persistent attempts to engage with the Council. Those involved thought we would never arrive at this point. Recognition should be given to those UNIONS present during negotiations, UNISON & GMB region and a UNISON local officer, who attended all discussions with Council representatives. UNISON Waltham Forest is glad that the LA is pleased… More importantly a result for UNISON, members past and present.  Click here to read more.

 

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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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