Reopening delay is sensible to make school mass testing work, says UNISON

Primary opening should also be held back

School catering staff face losing hundreds of pounds a month, says UNISON

Catering firm Dolce must talk with UNISON

Petition launches to get COVID tests for all education staff

Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe, education unions say

Joint unions for school staff write to education secretary

School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s decision to allow secondary pupils to wear face coverings in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Wednesday): “This is a welcome step forward but still leaves a confusing picture. “The focus on pupils is understandable but the government has already admitted the biggest risk […]

School staff must be allowed to wear face coverings for safe reopening, says UNISON

Chief UK medical officers’ views show staff need face coverings

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England, says UNISON    

Ruth Levin says government should allow school staff and pupils to wear masks if they want to

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return, says UNISON

Jon Richards says test and trace must improve, teaching assistants mustn’t become substitute teachers and vulnerable pupils should be priority

Staff serving school meals to pupils

UNISON urges co-operation over reopening schools

‘Headline-catching announcements’ are not dealing with the practicalities needed to ensure pupils can return to school safely, says union

UNISON gives cautious welcome to COVID-related schools funding

School support staff will have a vital role in bringing pupils ‘back up to speed’

Lessons to be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening, says UNISON

Survey highlights safety failings with some schools ignoring ‘safe’ class size guidance

English schools pause ‘the right thing to do’, says UNISON

Slowing down the reopening will allow proper planning

Academy chain failing to protect staff and pupils, say unions

UNISON and GMB make formal complaint about David Ross Education Trust to Health and Safety Executive

Support staff losing sleep and suffering anxiety ahead of return to school in England, says UNISON

Jon Richards says delay needed so schools have time to complete risk assessments

Government should listen to independent scientists and pull back from 1 June start date

Reopening must wait until it’s safer