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).

Primary school opens on-site laundry service backed by UNISON to help with cost-of-living crisis

Washing machines have been installed at a primary school in South Wales to help parents and the surrounding community with soaring energy bills.

Jessica Sim

‘Worn out’ teaching assistant quits after more than a decade as wages fall and responsibilities rise

A teaching assistant who joined the profession after the loss of her own child is leaving in the face of low wages and rising responsibilities.

Education unions’ plea to include all schools staff in priority testing

Eight education unions representing thousands of school employees across Wales jointly wrote to Welsh government urging it to include the whole school workforce as a priority group for tests

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.

New era for school support staff in Wales

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

Caerphilly joins councils pledging to pay school support staff fees

Caerphilly council’s decision to pay fees comes as a result of an ongoing campaign by UNISON

Gwynedd council to pay school assistant fees

UNISON Cymru / Wales lobbying sees seventh council agree to pay new annual registration fees for school staff

RCT council to pay school assistant fees

Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes sixth Welsh council to pay registration fees for teaching assistants being introduced in April

Politicians put school support staff in spotlight

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