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. We enable members to organise and 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

ebrief behaviour in schools report 2023

The Scottish government have published their latest research into behaviour in schools in Scotland. This previously regular report had not ... Read More

Education support staff crucial for children’s recovery

#STUC22 Disadvantaged children and young people suffered the greatest losses to their learning during the pandemic, delegates heard. Congress backed ... Read More

Education recovery must tackle the scandal of all women in precarious work

STUC Women’s Conference slammed the rising numbers of women in precarious work, worsened by the COVID pandemic which is driving ... Read More

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

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Additional Support for Learning (ASL)

This is our response to the Education, Children and Young People Committee’s call for views on Additional Support for Learning ...
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e brief – SSSC Consultation on Proposed Register Changes

The Scottish Social Services Council is consulting on 3 changes it wishes to make to the Register. These changes affect ...
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SSSC A Register for the Future: Consultation Outcome

Early in 2022 the SSSC consulted on some proposed changes to registration and qualifications. The proposals affect UNISON members who ...
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SSSC: A Register for the Future

This is UNISON's response to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) consultation on proposed changes to registration and qualifications. While ...
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Briefing 118 Early Learning and Childcare Expansion 2021

The 1140 hours expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) will start in August this year. This follows a year ...
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Evidence: Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill January 2021

UNISON welcomes the aims of this Bill and the recognition of the challenges that many disabled young people face as ...
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Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ...
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Coronavirus Education Staff: Evidence re scrutiny of reopening of schools and ELC settings and associated issues

UNISON’s survey of education staff shows the vast majority are anxious about plans for more children to return to schools ...

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