Education issues group

Childcare Charter
UNISON’s Childcare Charter
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Early Learning and Childcare research report









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

Education must be properly funded to play its part in tackling poverty

Education systems can help mitigate the impact of poverty, but only if they are properly designed and resourced, the STUC ... Read More

Government must engage with unions on new regulatory body for education

#stuc2018 Congress called for the Scottish Government to set aside its proposals in the Education Bill, for an Education Workforce ... Read More

Government must fund resources for children with additional support needs

The STUC will call on the Scottish Government to provide the funding to properly meet the legal requirement to support ... Read More

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

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Petition 01704 Improve Targets and Outcomes for Autistic People in Scotland

There is no doubt that children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not properly supported in our ...
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Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

The provision of a free at the point of use public childcare service has been a demand of the trade ...
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Futures Summer 2018 Number 22

The new edition of Public Service Futures covers: the new Scottish budget process, the impact of automation on public service ...
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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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