UNISON SAFER SCHOOLS PLAN February 2021
In response to the Government’s announcement to reopen Schools from 8 March 2021 UNISON has issued UNISON SAFER SCHOOLS PLAN February 2021 which sets out 15 point demands to ensure schools are safe for staff and pupils.
Here are some extracts from the plan:
“2. Split classes into smaller groups to keep bubble sizes as small as possible. If necessary, give schools additional funding to hire extra staff and space to accommodate them. Small bubbles, rotas and a phased return would help to ensure 2m social distancing.
“ 4. Subject to a risk assessment, provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including medical grade masks, for staff administering first aid, medical care or personal care activities where social distancing cannot be maintained, for example in some special schools and nurseries.”
“8. As part of re-opening, the DfE should ask the government to prioritise vaccinating school staff.
“9. Provide additional national guidance on ventilation in schools and support local reviews of ventilation in all schools prior to wider re-opening. This guidance should include advice on minimum safe temperatures for classrooms. Classrooms and other school areas with unsafe ventilation should not be used.”
You can view the UNISON SAFER SCHOOLS PLAN by clicking on the UNISON link below
In response to the Reopening of schools from 8 March 2021, Barnet UNISON has organized a ZOOM meeting on
Wednesday 24 February 2021
To join Zoom meeting
Click on the UNISON link below
Meeting ID: 835 5912 1979