UNISON member wins prestigious teaching assistant award

UNISON member Kathy Harwood has been named Teaching Assistant of the Year for her dedication to helping children with a variety of health problems

Your friend at work

A change of boss turned Karen Williamson’s working life upside down. Her UNISON rep, Mary Pearson, helped her find the right way up…

The government is failing teaching assistants, says UNISON

Government slammed for dropping the long-awaited teaching assistants standards

Free school meals for infants – petition

UNISON has campaigned long and hard for universal free school meals

UNISON schools committee update

Find out the recent decisions of your national committee

Government quashes teaching assistant professional standards

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

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

Essential cover for you at work

Trade unions are there to help: why are they being attacked?

Stars in our schools – what are your plans?

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

Asbestos – how safe is your school? Take the survey

More than 75% of school buildings in Britain contain asbestos. Are you at risk?

Cuts to tax credits – join the UNISON campaign

An average household in receipt of tax credits will lose a whopping £1,350 a year

Keep free school meals for infant children: sign the petition

UNISON is backing a petition calling on the government to keep universal free school meals for infant children in English schools

UNISON welcomes an end to speculation that free school meals face the axe

Free school meals are a ‘lifeline’ to many families

New range of materials available to promote Stars in our Schools campaign

Campaign highlights school support staff, the Stars in our Schools

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”