Education Issues Group

Childcare Charter
UNISON’s Childcare Charter
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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

EDUCATION / ELC RE-OPENING MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY

THIS IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL SENT TO MEMBERS WORKING IN ELC AND SCHOOLS on February 17th 2021 The ... Read More

Regular deep cleaning vital for a safe re-opening of schools, says UNISON

UNISON the trade union for education staff's response to the First Minister's announcement that schools return from 11 August 2020   Lorraine Thomson, ... Read More

New survey of Scottish education staff calls for PPE, training and Covid-19 risk assessments before more children return to education

83 per cent of education staff are anxious about returning to work or, if they are at work, increasing the ... Read More

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

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Futures Winter 2019 Issue 24

The latest issue of Futures focuses on the impact of austerity on public services in Scotland. Download to read about ...
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CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

There is no doubt that the needs of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not being ...
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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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