Yorkshire celebrates teaching assistants with rallies, cakes and poems

Yorkshire parents, pupils, colleagues and members of the public will be showing their appreciation for teaching and classroom assistants on 29 November.

As part of UNISON’s nationwide celebration day for teaching assistants, special assemblies will be held in schools in Bradford, Kirklees, Rotherham and Doncaster with cakes to share with staff.

A rally will be held in Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall attended by UNISON national secretary Jon Richards, Hilary Benn MP and 30 teaching assistants.

Many schoolchildren will be writing poems, designing cards and drawing portraits for their teaching assistants. And in Scunthorpe, the local paper is running a ‘favourite teaching assistant’ competition.

The events are all part of UNISON’s campaign to speak up for the ‘unsung heroes’ of education, taking place across the UK.


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