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Academies Model Letter 1

Academies & NJC model letter 1 – asking academy trusts to confirm date they implemented the NJC pay deal

Media on the UNISON National site.

Yorkshire and East Midlands academy job cuts mean more pressure on classroom staff, unions warn

An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside has announced today (Thursday) that as many as 40 support staff could face redundancy over plans to cut budgets. The David Ross Education Trust launched a consultation exercise earlier today over proposals to cut nearly £1m in funding from its 32 primary […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Tinkering with schools no way to improve standards, says UNISON

Commenting on government proposals for all schools to become academies and have longer working days, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Forcing all schools to become academies will do little, if anything, to improve the quality of education. “Many schools want to keep their links with local authorities and not be forced into academy trusts. […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for new government inquiry into academy chain accused of misusing public funds

Monday 10 September 2018 For immediate use   UNISON calls for new government inquiry into academy chain accused of misusing public funds The government must launch a fresh inquiry into Bright Tribe following new allegations that the troubled multi-academy trust has misused public money, says UNISON today (Monday). It follows revelations set to be broadcast […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts

The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Academies: Model Appraisal Policy Support Staff – Final 2017

Model appraisal policy to support branches and school reps in negotiations with local academy trusts

Media on the UNISON National site.

Academies: Model Grievance Policy – Final August 2017

Model grievance policy to support branches and school reps in negotiations with local academy trusts

Media on the UNISON National site.

Staff at troubled Harlow academy commence vote on industrial action

Staff at scandal-struck Aspire Academy in Harlow are voting on industrial action over concerns for their health and safety, UNISON announces today. The school for students outside mainstream education, part of the TBAP multi-academy trust, was the subject of a BBC Panorama investigation in March after the head teacher blew the whistle on serious financial […]

Article on the UNISON Eastern site.

Academies: Model Disciplinary Procedure – Final August 2017

Model disciplinary policy to support branches and school reps in negotiations with local academy trusts

Media on the UNISON National site.

Academy chain job cuts are a lesson in how not to manage schools, says UNISON

Commenting on the decision today (Thursday) by the Academies Transformation Trust (ATT) to announce jobs cuts and a major restructuring across its secondary and primary schools in the East and West Midlands, and the East of England, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This decision has come as a bolt from the blue, and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

What schools need is stability, not constant faddish upheaval

More than 140,000 people have signed a petition against forcing all local authority schools to become academies – why not join them?

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Academies – TUPE advice for branches Feb 2016

To assist branches UNISON has produced updated guidance on our members TUPE rights under an academy conversion process. This guidance also contains information on the consultation process that schools should undertake prior to any final decision on academy conversion.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Living Wage Implementation Plan for Academy Schools

UNISON has produced a Living Wage Implementation Plan for branches to submit in local academy, trust or free schools. UNISON has now negotiated Living Wage agreements covering over 50% of schools in the UK including a large number of academy schools.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Regional Schools Summit

Date
12 May 2017 11:00am–1:00pm
Location
Civic Centre, Duke St, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

It’s time to have a fresh look at how we recruit and organise in schools The difficulties supporting members and organising in schools both individually and collectively are well known so it is important to establish a regional strategy to overcome them. At the summit we aim to agree a way forward with MAT’s, to consider how […]

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Academies Model letter 2

Academies & NJC model letter 2 – to be sent to an academy trust refusing to honour the NJC pay deal

Media on the UNISON National site.