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Government quashes teaching assistant professional standards

News just in suggests the DfE is not going to publish the teaching assistant standards for England

Article on the UNISON National site.

Invite us to your school to help with professional registration

We can help learning support staff in Wales prepare for registration – just ask us in

Article on the UNISON National site.

Stars in our schools – what are your plans?

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

New career framework for TAs – but professional standards still delayed by DfE

“Delay to government professional standards document has been a step back for a profession that has been largely neglected by the government since 2010”

News on the UNISON National site.

Managing Difficult Behaviour in Schools: A practical guide

Managing Difficult Behaviour in Schools: A practical guide
16-page A4 booklet with accessible, practical advice for all those working in education settings

Media on the UNISON National site.

We need to tackle asbestos in schools

More than 75% of schools in the UK contain asbestos – but the government is still dragging its feet over a report on the scale of the problem due last spring

Article, General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions poster

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
Poster

Media on the UNISON National site.

From school star to star MP

Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Speaking up for schools

Our consultation ballot is now open, so school support staff can have your say

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Derby – our magnificent members aren’t going anywhere

Our message is clear and my position is the same as our members: the council must negotiate – massive pay cuts for school support staff cannot be the answer

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

Teaching assistants subject to ‘truly shocking violence’ at Braintree special needs school

Teaching assistants at a special needs school in Braintree are being bitten, kicked and spat on but managers are doing nothing about the violence, school support staff union UNISON warns today. A survey of support staff at The Edith Borthwick School found that 82% are worried about levels of violence, but only 19% of respondents […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

NJC pay in schools 2020/21 – poster

Poster to advertise UNISON is negotiating a pay rise for school workers. Available as a PDF download only

Media on the UNISON National site.

Parents fighting to save a Surrey primary school have been thrown a lifeline

Surrey County Council (SCC) has announced a “pause” in the process to shut Ripley CofE Primary School, which until this time last year had 144 pupils. The move comes after concern that officials failed to follow correct procedures during the process. UNISON South East has been working extensively to support affected members at the school, […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Stars in Our Schools branded materials PDF

Visual of all items available for the Stars In Our Schools celebration day (23 November). With ordering details.
There are also downloadable resources at StarsInOurSchools.uk

Media on the UNISON National site.

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymru / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.