Update for Coventry City #UNISON Members in Schools

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The branch has sent a letter to all headteachers requesting the risk assessments drafted for the increase in pupil numbers that was suggested for 1st June.  Trade union consultation on risk assessments is set in legislation.

We have sent specific advice to local reps about this, particularly if they are asked to be involved. Reps have met with the Local Authority a number of times this week and discussed their guidance to schools.

UNISON is clear that any safe increase in pupil numbers on 1st June or after is based on the Governments National Tests being met alongside the agreed joint trade union tests. Individual schools will need a robust agreed risk assessment in place to safeguard staff and pupils

We are having regular meetings with the Local Authority. Each school and academy has been emailed by the branch and UNISON nationally to engage in a dialogue about risk assessments. Prior to any increase in pupil numbers,  schools must share risk assessments with the branch and employees. 

If you have any concerns or questions about a safe increase in pupil numbers, or if your school has indicated an increase in provision but you have not seen risk assessments, then please contact the branch office as soon as possible. Email office@unisoncoventry.co.uk or phone 02476 550829.

We have requested that the Local Authority provide us with a list of which schools they have had risk assessments from and proposed opening dates.

It is our intention that where we do receive risk assessments from schools, we will be contacting members at those schools to inform them of our response.

We understand that UNISON Nationally will be issuing further guidance to members following the government announcement on the 28th and we will ensure that gets communicated to our members here in Coventry.

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