Stars in Our Schools was a bit different this year but it was still a glorious celebration of all that school support staff do for our children
Stars in Our Schools is celebrating the people who keep our schools running – and this year, we need to recognise their contribution more than ever
Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations
UNISON survey uncovers how far teaching assistants go to financially support their pupils
UNISON condemns ‘an insult to teaching assistants who are stretched to the limit’
Oscar the dog was nominated as our Grovember mascot as we grew stronger together, But this month showed, yet again, what our incredible members achieve every day
School support staff are true stars in our schools
UNISON member Karen Brownhill works at St Giles Special School in Derby – and she’s a perfect example of our Stars in Our Schools campaign
Whether they’re catering staff or teaching assistants, cleaners or administrative workers, without them schools couldn’t open every morning. They deserve our thanks and to know just how valuable their work is to all of us.
Recently it was my pleasure to visit Lister Community School in Newham, East London and speak with support staff there. Like UNISON members across the country, they are having to do more with less while being paid less at the same time. Yet what shone though was their determination to do the very best for all the children being taught there.
UNISON survey launched to find out what school meals staff have to say
Help celebrate our school support staff on social media at noon on 24 November
For teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia, a UNISON course to build confidence led to a new role – as a UNISON rep