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. It has members from local government branches who are able 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

UNISON Week 264 – Green UNISON Day, No deal brexit immigration concerns & more …

Our weekly newsletter covering Green UNISON Day, Roads maintenance in Scotland, Higher Education strike ballot  & more here ... Read More

UNISON WEEK 261 – SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland’s colleges and more …

Our weekly newsletter covering our new UNISON Scotland report - SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland's colleges & more … ... Read More

Supporting children with additional support needs can’t be done on the cheap

#stuc19 Congress backed a UNISON amendment to an EIS motion to ensure statutory provision of all the staff needed to ... Read More

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Reports, Briefings and Responses

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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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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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