Cash-strapped school support staff are paying for pupils’ essentials

Dedicated staff using food banks and cutting back on heating to cope in cost-of-living crisis

Sue Ryles, John McDonnell and Claire Stanhope hold Stars In Our Schools signs

Stars in Our Schools goes to Parliament

School support staff had the opportunity to share their experiences with politicians

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: Get ready to celebrate all the Stars in Our Schools

Don’t miss your chance to nominate a star and enter our prize draw

Joanne Jennings

‘Children are at the heart of everything we do’

Why UNISON celebrates Stars in Our Schools – and urges everyone to join in

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
Stars in our schools

Twinkle, twinkle: Stars in Our Schools is back

Stars in Our Schools is back, and this year there’s a special focus on early years education. But hurry – the deadline for ordering all your fantastic Stars merch is 6 October

Low-earning school support staff are paying for pupils’ food, skipping meals and taking on multiple jobs to survive

Survey findings published to coincide with Stars In Our Schools

Sarah Sammon (UNISON teaching assistant), Catherine McKinnell (MP for Newcastle North) and Lynne Wade (UNISON teaching assistant)

MPs celebrate Stars in our Schools at parliamentary drop-in

The event gave MPs the chance to celebrate support staff, as well as talk to UNISON members about the issues being faced in schools

Highlights: Stars in Our Schools 2020

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

A model teaching assistant

Stars in our Schools celebrates the school support staff who strive to give our children the best possible education

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Blog: You are doing your school and your union proud

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

From school star to star MP

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

Teaching assistants use own money to fund uniforms and trips to help struggling parents

UNISON survey uncovers how far teaching assistants go to financially support their pupils

Leaked document reveals government ‘concern’ over teaching assistants

UNISON condemns ‘an insult to teaching assistants who are stretched to the limit’

Remember, remember, glorious Grovember

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

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk

School support staff are true stars in our schools