Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption

Education unions issue joint statement

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans

UNISON meets Department for Education and NHS test and trace officials to discuss the end-of-term announcement about mass testing in English schools in January

Article on the UNISON National site.

A model teaching assistant

Stars in our Schools celebrates the school support staff who strive to give our children the best possible education

Education staff need ​an urgent ​new safety ​plan for schools, says UNISON

Government must explain science behind keeping schools open

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

School catering staff face losing hundreds of pounds a month, says UNISON

Catering firm Dolce must talk with UNISON

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.
Staff serving school meals to pupils

UNISON urges co-operation over reopening schools

‘Headline-catching announcements’ are not dealing with the practicalities needed to ensure pupils can return to school safely, says union

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding

School support staff will have a vital role in bringing pupils ‘back up to speed’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Education unions agree statement on the safe reopening of schools

Ministers should step back from 1 June target and put safety first

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for government to prioritise staff safety before re-opening schools

Suggestions that the government in England is considering reopening schools has caused huge anxiety amongst school staff and parents

Article on the UNISON National site.