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

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

UNISON Scotland launches Childcare Charter

Monday 16 March 2015 UNISON Scotland today (16 March) launched a Childcare Charter. The charter calls for an expansion of ... Read More

Celebrate classroom assistants day – UNISON

Date: Friday 29 November 2013 UNISON Scotland is calling on parents, students and teachers to support of the vital contribution ... Read More

Glasgow’s pupil support staff set for further strike action over imposed healthcare duties

Date: Monday 18 November 2013 NB Picture and interview opportunities available on morning of Tuesday 19 Nov 2013. School support ... Read More
Reports, Briefings and Responses

Professional Services Bulletin

Important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies

Important information for UNISON members who are registered professional members of any of the health and social care professional regulatory ...
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Proposed Guidance to support the Provision of Healthcare Needs in Schools

UNISON has recently published a report (Hard Lessons) which contains feedback from members working in schools. Key concerns raised are ...
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Additional Support Needs response

Additional Support Needs in Schools

UNISON conducted a survey of members working in schools in September 2016 while the survey focused on the impact of ...
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Hard Lessons

Hard Lessons: Support staff struggling to maintain standards for pupils because of cuts

This is a large scale survey of support staff working in schools across Scotland. It is a wide ranging report ...
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The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare

UNISON welcomes the Scottish government’s proposals to expand early learning and childcare. It is an important step in both tackling ...
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UNISON response to the Education Governance Consultation

UNISON believes that education, including early years and childcare, should be both comprehensive and delivered free at the point of ...
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Futures number 17 autumn/winter 2016

 Latest edition of Futures covering the Scottish government's plans for the upcoming year, the possibilities of a new Scottish approach to ...
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Policy Briefing 81 Education and Early Years Consultations

The Scottish Government has now published 2 consultations on its plans for education and childcare. The first Empowering teachers, parents ...
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