Stars in our schools – what are your plans?

UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work school staff do every day

As you know, on Friday 27 November schools will be celebrating the Stars in our Schools celebration day. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work staff like you do every day.

This year there are lots of ideas to be found in our new guide to help you organise your special assembly, Stars bake-off or superheroes session. Download Stars in our Schools – a guide to celebrating school support staff. [PDF]

And for the first time, we are delighted to be offering learning grants up to £250 to UNISON members via their branches as part of the celebration.

The grants are specially to kick start learning and education opportunities for school support staff in UNISON – because we know you are often overlooked when it comes to training opportunities.

Find out more at: Stars in our Schools – inclusive learning project.

And the Stars team has managed to wangle 12 competition prizes for the shiniest Stars in our schools. We have 12 M&S vouchers worth £25 waiting to fly out to those who nominate the Stars who go the extra mile – or even just do their job with a smile every day. And there are also vouchers for the 12 winning stars. Get nominating now!

And finally, don’t forget to tell us your plans for the day. You can tweet us at @UNISONinSchools, follow the day via the #StarsInOurSchools hashtag , email us at or join the conversation on Facebook ( See you there!