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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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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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...
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Early Learning and Childcare research report

UNISON Scotland commissioned an independent assessment of the contribution made by Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) staff to childcare and ...
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Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education

UNISON believes that education including early years and childcare should be comprehensive and delivered free at the point of use ...
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Supporting Children’s Learning Draft Code of Practice 2017

UNISON members work in a range of roles supporting children with additional support needs. They deliver services in local government,the ...
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Scotland’s Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026

UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs. The strategy ...
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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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