IMPORTANT COVID19 UPDATES BELOW
The area has a population of around 91,000.
Much of the southern part of the county borough around the Cwmbran new town conurbation is now urbanised. The north of the county borough is greener and retains extensive areas of countryside, especially on the route to Blaenavon.
The administrative centre is Pontypool in the centre of the county borough. Most of the administration of Torfaen County Borough Council is conducted from the Civic Centre here.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID19 UPDATE
Statement by Kirsty Williams Minister for Education
I’d like to thank parents for listening to the advice and keeping most children at home. I’d be grateful if tomorrow morning you only use schools or childcare as a last resort.
The advice has not changed as a result of tonight’s decision to further restrict movement, which our First Minister, along with other UK leaders took with the sole aim of slowing the spread of coronavirus.
Children should be at home wherever possible, critical workers will still need to have safe care arrangements for their children. Our schools and childcare settings are providing a vital service to support critical workers and our most vulnerable children.
Those involved in the current arrangements looking after children should continue. Many thanks to our amazing teaching and childcare professionals for their commitment in this time of national need.
This situation will continue for the immediate term but we will be reviewing with healthcare professionals, local authorities and our teaching unions.
IMPORTANT COVID19 UPDATE
Just to let you know that the Torfaen UNISON office is now closed, however just to reassure you, we can still be contacted via email, click here Torfaen Email or you can call on 01495 766356.
We are here for you, take care and keep safe.
Diane Morley Torfaen UNISON Branch Secretary
Aggregate Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Torfaen Unison Branch Committee invite you to attend the forthcoming AGM. We urge you to attend and support your branch, and look forward to seeing you there.
Please click on the document link to the left to view a poster with all three dates.
Getting help as a Member of UNISON
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Closing Date December
Calling All Pupils
'What Is Climate Change?' and 'How Does It Affect The World?' competition for primary and comprehensive schools with prizes.
Help And Support
Torfaen Help And Support
Please ring us on 01495 766356 if you want to chat about the benefits of joining UNISON.
Get Help With School Uniform Costs This Summer
Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is on hand.
We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120.
To apply, download the application form from:
unison.org.uk/get-help or contact UNISONDirect on 0800 0 857 857.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 July 2019.
April, May, June 2019
Free professional development sessions for school support staff 2019
Working in partnership with Unison, The Open University in Wales are offering the following free workshops to support staff and teaching assistants in Wales.
Full details and dates click here