Are you a School Support worker? There are £300 Grants available to you!
UNISON have just announced a new scheme for members who work in schools that means you could be entitled to a Personal Learning Development Grant of £300!
This is an excellent initiative from the union and demonstrates UNISON’s commitment to help the development of our members.
The form states
“Our Schools Support Staff members make up an increasing proportion of our union’s membership. To help you get on at work and develop your career,UNISON is piloting Personal Learning Development Grants for Schools Support Staff. A limited number of awards of up to £300 each are offered for course fees.
These grants can be used for a wide range of courses. They can help pay forfees on any general non-vocational course (e.g. IT courses, skills training,languages etc.) or any vocational course relevant to working in public services(e.g. counselling, accountancy and management courses would be supported butnot beautician training or electronic engineering!).
You do need to be paying the full course fee yourself to be eligible for this grant.We will give preference to members with few or no qualifications when allocating these awards. We are also keen to hear from members who are active in their branch. However applications are welcomed from all Schools Support Staff members.”
Applications must be received by the national office by 25th August, so contact the branch Learning Reps by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com as soon as possible for more information / the application form (when emailing please send to both addresses due to annual leave)