Brandon school pays tribute to support staff stars

Forest Academy in Brandon celebrated the invaluable role played by its school support staff today. UNISON organised the ‘Stars in Our Schools’ event to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day, and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to every school. Nearly 50 support staff were presented […]

Thetford primary school celebrates support staff ‘stars’

School support staff were celebrated as “stars” during an event at Elveden Academy near Thetford today. Parents came in during a special assembly to present support staff with presents and VIP badges thanking them for their hard work, while children gave staff cards that they made themselves. One of the classrooms was turned into a […]

Haileybury Turnford celebrates Stars in Our Schools

Haileybury Turnford School in Hertfordshire celebrated the fantastic work of its support staff this month. Staff enjoyed a lunchtime meeting with food and goodie bags, provide by UNISON Hertfordshire, earlier this month. UNISON organises Stars in Our Schools events across the UK to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day, and to […]

Kids thanks their lucky stars for support staff

Parents and pupils at schools across eastern England said a big thank you to all the teaching assistants, librarians, dinner ladies and other support staff who make their school a safe and happy place to learn. Staff at St Francis of Assisi RC Primary School in Norwich were presented with a special star-encrusted cake by Norfolk […]

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk, says UNISON Eastern

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today. The research suggests that across the east of England more than a quarter (28%) of school support […]

Watford mayor surprises school lunchtime assistant with award for outstanding service

UNISON’s competition to find a star in Watford’s schools reached its finale on Monday as Mayor Dorothy Thornhill attended a local school to surprise a dedicated lunchtime assistant of 43 years. Gladys Coldman, who has been a lunchtime assistant at Kingsway Infant School since 1974, won the Stars In Our Schools competition after being nominated […]