Education group

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About the group

The PCS Education group covers:

  • The Department for Education
  • Ofqual - the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments
  • Ofsted - the office for standards in education, children’s services and skills

The first and most important element of the group is you, our member. Without membership involvement and activity PCS can't function effectively as a union.

PCS’s interest within the Education Group covers everything which affects you as a worker and union member in the department - such as: 

  • pay and conditions
  • accommodation and information
  • communication and technology issues
  • excessive workloads
  • work/life balance
  • health and well-being

In fact anything which has a direct or indirect impact on our members.


Member representation largely takes place at branch level. A branch may be one or more buildings containing members of that organisation. Branches offer:

  • advice and personal representation
  • meetings with members
  • distribution of union materials

Read details of our branches and their key representatives.

Join us

Our priorities are our members’ priorities and the more members we have the greater the influence we have over employers.

If you want to see improvements to your pay and don't want to be disciplined unfairly, or if you want to work in healthy conditions without being continually overloaded with work, then join PCS and get involved with our work.

Updated 4 Feb 2017

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