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Schools support staff central to safe return to schools

School support staff will be central to the success of the full return to schools in September and Welsh Government’s operation guidance must reflect this, says UNISON.

Uncategorized on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

School staff win living wage

Lowest paid support staff receive at least £9 an hour in Cheshire West from the start of this month

Article on the UNISON National site.

New era for school support staff in Wales

All learning support staff in Wales must now be registered with the Education Workforce Council

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales 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, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Politicians put school support staff in spotlight

Show of support for UNISON’s Stars in our Schools campaign

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

School Support Staff Seminar a roaring success

On 24 April, well over a hundred UNISON activists from across Britain came together in Brighton for a terrific day that not even the persistent drizzle could spoil. The Schools Support Staff Seminar is a mixture of workshops and talks, with this year’s special guest being Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education: […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Multi-Academy Trust Schools Slammed by MP’s

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a damning report on the issue of Multi-Academy Trust schools (MATs). The report – produced by a cross section of MPs – is highly critical of the MATs model, particularly in regard to the ‘unjustifiably high salaries’ of many senior staff. More than 100 trustees currently earn salaries […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Special Education Needs

In July 2017, the Department published four research reports relating to SEND. Three of these come from the DfE-funded ‘What Works’ project, which looked at SEN support for pupils in mainstream schools and colleges.  The fourth looks at the wellbeing of secondary school pupils with SEN. The reports can be downloaded at the links below: […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

England’s school staff asked to vote on effect of cuts

UNISON will hold consultative ballot on employment issues arising from central government reductions in school funding

News on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk

School support staff are true stars in our schools

Press release 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, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Academy workers face jobs threat

UNISON is organising meetings and support after Cheshire academy chain announced 43 redundancies at seven schools across the county

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Join the Thunderclap for the Stars in Our Schools

Help celebrate our school support staff on social media at noon on 24 November

Article on the UNISON National site.

New regulations for early years first aid training 

Staff in England who qualified after September 2016 need to hold a paediatric first aid certificate, under regulations that came into force last month

Article on the UNISON National site.

Apprenticeships – coming soon to a school near you

Schools across the UK see an increase in apprentices after the government introduced new schemes, and a levy to fund them, which came into effect last month

Article on the UNISON National site.