Pirouetting onto the UNISON stage

Tamar Dixon started out as a dancer, but has since pursued a new passion as a teaching assistant

Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour party, Mary Tierney (Clare Tierney's mother) and Karen Jackson

Teaching assistant wins prestigious award

Award celebrates activist who has made greatest contribution to Gateshead branch and its members

The truth about the cuts

UNISON members describe how cuts to services are affecting both themselves and the people in their care

The truth about the cuts: the teaching assistant

UNISON members reveal how cuts in services affect both them and the people in their care

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Schools need teaching assistant standards

Government should let UNISON go ahead and publish professional standards

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

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”

Welsh schools cannot survive without support staff

UNISON calling for support and training for those in vital school role

Raising the profile of teaching assistants

UNISON has recommitted itself to raising the profile and professional standing of teaching assistants, as members met shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt

Delegates discuss progress, victories and challenges in schools

In the final session of this year’s local government conference, delegates debated a series of motions on schools and services for children and young people

Reminder: school support staff seminar

The UNISON school support staff seminar takes place on 15 May at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow

UNISON criticises treatment of teaching assistants

UNISON has criticised the government’s approach to teaching assistants and stressed the need for more examples of good practice of how they are trained and deployed

School staff accept new pupil medication deal

Pupil support assistants in Glasgow schools have voted overwhelmingly to accept revised proposals on the supervision and administration of medication after taking industrial action

We will continue speaking up for TAs

UNISON vows to continue campaign after successful celebration day