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 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

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

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

Additional Support Needs response

Additional Support Needs in Schools

UNISON conducted a survey of members working in schools in September 2016 while the survey focused on the impact of ...
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Hard Lessons

Hard Lessons: Support staff struggling to maintain standards for pupils because of cuts

This is a large scale survey of support staff working in schools across Scotland. It is a wide ranging report ...
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The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare

UNISON welcomes the Scottish government’s proposals to expand early learning and childcare. It is an important step in both tackling ...
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UNISON response to the Education Governance Consultation

UNISON believes that education, including early years and childcare, should be both comprehensive and delivered free at the point of ...
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Futures number 17 autumn/winter 2016

 Latest edition of Futures covering the Scottish government's plans for the upcoming year, the possibilities of a new Scottish approach to ...
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Policy Briefing 81 Education and Early Years Consultations

The Scottish Government has now published 2 consultations on its plans for education and childcare. The first Empowering teachers, parents ...
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Briefing 078 Policy – Education Delivery Plan – July 2016

This briefing covers the Scottish Government's Education Delivery Plan. It sets out measures to reduce the attainment gap in Scottish ...
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Early learning and childcare manifesto. Supporting children, parents and the childcare workforce.

Childcare should be provided free at the point of use by the public sector. Currently Scotland’s childcare provision is patchy, ...
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