Launch of Schools Checklist for September

UNISON, along with some of the other unions in schools, has produced a checklist covering all school settings, including special schools. It’ll help school staff and reps have discussions with school leaders about their plans for safe reopening, and assist them in completing a thorough risk assessment that addresses the issues that concern you. 👇

Schools Checklist

We need to start asking the important questions now. Our branches and your reps continue to work hard, but here are the top 3 things you can do now to help secure safer schools for September:

  1. Ask your school for a copy of its risk assessment and for a commitment that it will use the joint union checklist in planning for September.
  2. Ask your school what plans it has for training staff on the measures identified in the risk assessment – some schools are looking at staggering the start to the school year or using the first few days as training days for staff.
  3. Ask your school to confirm its timeline for consulting staff on the risk assessment – including the date(s) on which the risk assessment will be reviewed again immediately prior to reopening to reflect any changes over the summer.

Interested in getting involved? Become a safety rep!

Safety in Schools Campaign

If you’ve got any concerns, please get in touch with your local branch.

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