Over a quarter of school support workers would quit if holidays were changed, says UNISON

Over a quarter of school support workers would quit their jobs if Welsh government plans to shake-up the school year go ahead, says UNISON today (Friday).

Rosie Lewis

Cash-strapped school support staff in Wales are paying for pupils’ essentials, says UNISON

School support staff across Wales are using their own money to help pay for pupils’ food and clothing says UNISON today (Friday).

Rebecca Ring, UNISON Cymru/Wales rep and teaching assistant at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi in Cardigan

Teaching assistants aren’t trained to deliver the curriculum in Wales, says UNISON

Hundreds of teaching assistants say they don’t have adequate training to deliver the Curriculum for Wales, says their union UNISON today (Thursday).

Teaching assistant suffering daily attacks from children blames lack of funding

A primary school teaching assistant who was hit by pupils ‘nearly every day’ says children and staff are bearing the brunt of a lack of funding.

UNISON Cymru/Wales Regional Organiser Rosie Lewis

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

Cash-strapped school support staff are using their own money to help pupils and their families cope with the cost-of-living crisis, says UNISON.

Schools risk support staff exodus over pay in Wales

45% of teaching assistants, caretakers, cleaners and other school support staff actively looking for better paid jobs

Stars In Our Schools event shines a light on unsung heroes

Unsung heroes doing working behind the scenes in schools across Wales will be honoured with the annual UNISON Cymru/ Wales Stars in Our Schools event.

Welsh government not listening to school staff on face coverings

Education staff have criticised the Welsh government announcement