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PFI firms to get £4.8bn from schools by 2020, study shows

Calls for windfall tax as data shows PFI profits will equal 20% of extra £1.3bn for schools Schools will have paid £4.8bn to private finance initiative operators by 2020, generating […]

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Schools forced to cut teachers’ and teaching assistants’ posts to make ends meet

Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published today […]

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Schools newsletter autumn 2017

How fair is your school’s funding? School funding has become a prominent issue in politics this year. It is widely acknowledged that this is due to the work done by […]

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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Published

As you  know UNISON has been involved in discussions  to set up  a new Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.  The government has now signed this off – see link below. We are […]

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SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF DEVELOPMENT WEEK

Monday 24th – Friday 28th July, school support staff development week A summer program for support staff in schools across the North West Take a look at what’s on offer from UNISON […]

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FORCED ACCADAMISATION CLIMB DOWN

UNISON Colleagues- see below the very welcome news that the Government has shifted its position on all schools becoming academies.  It looks like Government is choosing the election news as […]

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FORCED ACADEMISATION

As members are well aware professional association, trade unions and the public are against this, press HERE for the thoughts of the National Governors Association

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JOIN IN THE FIGHT TO PREVENT STATE SCHOOLS BEING FORCED TO BECOME ACADEMIES

Government plans to forces 17,000 schools in England to become academies opposed by unions, educators and politicians, including leading Conservative voices, read more HERE

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Education Excellence Everywhere

On the 17th March, Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, launched a new government White Paper, building on announcements made in the Budget the day before. New proposals would: […]

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Plans to turn all schools into academies come under fire

Government plans to force all schools to become academies have come in for criticism from local authorities and teaching unions. George Osborne is expected to announce today that all schools […]

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