Category Archives: Schools/colleges/nurseries

The government’s plan to force all schools to become academies......

Click here to read an article about research that suggests local authority schools outperform academies and here to read a letter from John Cryer MP.

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Council changes to Sickness policy and to Contract of Employment for Zero Hours (Casual) staff in Schools......

sick picLBWF have consulted the unions on changes to a number of Policy and Procedure documents over recent weeks.  We would just like to highlight a couple of these documents where we have expressed our views and concerns and have or hope to have changes made as a result. Continue reading

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Celebrate the Stars in our schools on 27 November 2015......

Stars in our schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education.

On Friday 27 November 2015 schools across the UK will be holding awards ceremonies, putting on special assemblies and even dressing up as super heroes.  Click here to read more.

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School uniform grants – correction......

There is an error on the school uniform grant application form for UNISON’s charity There for you. Continue reading

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Government’s planned academies push goes against localism claims, says UNISON......

UNISON has responded to the announcement that the government is to force more schools to become academies as contrary to its stated aims on localism. Continue reading

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Welfare – School Uniform Grant 2015......

there for you logoThere for you  are once again launching the School Uniform Grant programme for 2015.  Attached is an application form and poster.

The criteria for eligibility is within the application form.  Please note the closing date for receipt of applications is 10th July 2015. Continue reading

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UNISON offers top tips for tackling difficult behaviour in schools......

UNISON has devised a school support staff valuable practical guide which will help its 250,000 members in this sector and will assist them in managing the sometimes difficult behaviour of pupils. Continue reading

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UNISON Introduces new Skills for Schools website......

UNISON is delighted to introduce Skills for Schools, a new website that will give school support staff a host of information and help about training and career development. Continue reading

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New child protection guidance leaving school staff ‘in limbo’......

UNISON says there are serious question marks over new child protection guidance after hundreds of innocent school staff are suspended.  Continue reading

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Disqualification by Association......

Schools suspend hundreds of staff amid child protection guidance confusion.  Click here to read the article published in The Guardian.

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