Allegations Against School Staff
Children, Schools and Families Committee Report and Voice's evidence.
At a join union meeting on 8 September 2009, it was agreed that the 4 key points of this campaign should be:
. A comprehensive audit of the extent, type and condition of asbestos in educational institutions and the standard of management.
. An assessment to be made of the risk to all those who work and learn in educational institutions.
. Provide relevant training and guidance to educational institutions and raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in these educational institutions, so they can manage asbestos risks appropriately.
. All the asbestos is to be identified and removed in a phased programme when schools are refurbished under BSF and PCP.
.Information and survey
.Results of survey of early years and primary teaching professionals (published 1 April 2011)
Voice has renewed calls for a compulsory national register of nannies.
McCormac Review of Teacher Education in Scotland
Updates, comments and statements.
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents teachers and support staff in schools – has criticised some of the key findings of the Must Do Better report from Reform.
In October 2012 asbestos fibres were found in warm air cabinet heaters in Cwmcarn High School, Caerphilly, and, in subsequent tests, carried out by HSE appointed experts, it was found that asbestos fibres were being released from the school’s heaters into the classrooms.
At a time of change and uncertainty in Welsh and English education, Voice: the union for education professionals is organising a one-day conference in Bristol to “educate, empower and enable” professionals working in education, early years and childcare. The event will be held on Saturday 29 June at the Marriott Royal Hotel.
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents nursery staff and nannies – has welcomed reports that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will block changes to adult-child ratios in childcare.
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Dear Mr David Laws. We are writing to you to raise a number of urgent concerns that surround the recent investigation into the asbestos contamination of Cwmcarn High School. On the 17th of April Caerphilly Council took the decision to spend £1million on the removal of asbestos materials and contamination from Cwmcarn High School to make it safe for reoccupation. The school was closed in October 2012 following a report that identified... Read more.