Education issues group

Childcare Charter

UNISON’s Childcare Charter

UNISON represents a range of staff working in all sectors of education. UNISON members are the key workers in early years’ centres and undertake a range of crucial roles in schools, further education colleges and universities as well as the careers advice service. The Education Issues Group (EIG) is where members working in early years’ settings and schools work together to improve the terms and conditions of education members and to ensure that their vital role in education delivery is recognised.

The EIG also campaigns to improve education in Scotland. It has members from local government branches who are able to collate the experiences and knowledge of education staff to influence the wider education policy development process in Scotland. The group responds to Scottish government and parliamentary inquiries and produces a range of papers to keep members informed about education reform in Scotland.

Latest News

“Significant risks” to delivering early learning and childcare plan, UNISON comment

UNISON comment on embargoed news release (Thursday) on a joint report by the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts ... Read More

Focus on children not structures, says UNISON in response to Headteachers’ Charter

UNISON Scotland, the union for school support staff, says the Scottish government’s plans to create a Headteachers’ Charter is flawed ... Read More

Investment in early years workers is vital in reducing the attainment gap of Scotland’s children

This is the message UNISON will take to the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) as it presents its new research report ... Read More

If government serious about attainment and reducing inequality, it needs to stop cuts

#stuc2017 STUC delegates heard of the real experience of education staff on the front line as they voted to campaign ... Read More

Time for childcare promises to be backed by resources

UNISON is calling for fine words and promises to increase childcare to be backed by extra resources for children, parents ... Read More

UNISON West Lothian Additional Support Need Nursery Nurse Update

UNISON West Lothian is in dispute with West Lothian Council over plans to change the service delivery of school support for young ... Read More

UNISON launches childcare charter for West Dunbartonshire

Date: Monday 15 June 2015 UNISON has launched a positive 10 point Charter for Early Years services run by West ... Read More
Reports, Briefings and Responses

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Poverty and Attainment Inquiry

The enormous gap in qualifications between children in poor and wealthy areas in Scotland is simply a reflection of the ...
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Pupils with Additional Support Needs

UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs (ASN). Children ...
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Education Reform Consultation

UNISON does not believe that the proposals contained in the consultation are the best way to tackle the issues in ...
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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...
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Early Learning and Childcare research report

UNISON Scotland commissioned an independent assessment of the contribution made by Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) staff to childcare and ...
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Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education

UNISON believes that education including early years and childcare should be comprehensive and delivered free at the point of use ...
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Supporting Children’s Learning Draft Code of Practice 2017

UNISON members work in a range of roles supporting children with additional support needs. They deliver services in local government,the ...
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Scotland’s Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026

UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs. The strategy ...
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