Voice: the union for education professionals is an independent trade union and professional association for teachers, head teachers, lecturers; education support staff, nursery nurses, nannies and other childcarers.
Voice's Core Values
The strength of negotiation
At Voice, we believe in the power of negotiation to protect the interests of our members - who never resort to industrial action.
Truly independent union
Our independence from the TUC and non-affiliation to any political party means our thoughts and actions are dedicated to our members
Supporting children, Protecting ourselves
We're responsible for the children we educate and care for, and it's essential that we support them alongside protecting ourselves.
Every member is unique
All of our members are professionals fulfilling an important role in education, early years and childcare, so it's important that we provide a dedicated and personal service, and strive for quality in everything we do.
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents teachers and education support staff in Wales and across the UK – has welcomed the report Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective.
The idea of a national reference test is fundamentally flawed. It faces all the problems that apply to any test, in terms of establishing validity, reliability and grade boundaries.
Voice welcomes recognition that in some areas of the country ‘most children do well and the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged is closing’.
Voice The Union welcomes today’s announcement that the tax-free childcare allowance will be brought forward and increased
However, it is concerned that childcare allowance is more about winning election than helping families or childcarers.
NCTL confirms the entry requirements for entrants to Early Years Educator training courses.