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 has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Education (DfE) of a review of professional standards for teaching assistants.
“We are concerned about issues of inconsistency and unreliability affecting Ofsted.
An early years lecturer, a headteacher and a teacher talk about why they joined the union for education and childcare professionals, including nursery nurses, teaching assistants and students.
The Teachers’ Panel of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT), which includes Voice, has submitted a pay claim to COSLA on behalf of teachers and associated professionals, governed by SNCT conditions of service, for 2015-2016.
Voice: the union for education professionals has welcomed the announcement by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws of a consultation on a College of Teaching and of a fund for "evidence-based professional development”.