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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Education Recovery Programme May 2020

The Scottish government has indicated that schools will return on August 11th. Some staff are also currently working in hubs ...
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Evidence: School Counsellors

UNISON welcomes the recognition that children and young people require support for their mental wellbeing. We are concerned that the ...
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Briefing 111: Early Learning and Childcare: outdoor learning

The Scottish government has now published its guide for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare. The government ...
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Bargaining Briefing 106: Devolved School Management Changes

The Scottish government has published new Devolved School Management (DSM) Guidelines on school funding decisions by local authorities. This guidance ...
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Additional Support Needs

This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ...
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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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