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.

First Minister delivers heartfelt message to ‘Stars in Our Schools’

The First Minister has recorded a special video praising the vital work of school support staff for UNISON’s ‘Stars in our Schools’ celebration today (Friday). Each year in November, the public services union holds a UK-wide Stars in our Schools event to shine a light on the often unheralded work of school support staff who help […]

Education minister’s glowing tribute to school support staff

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has delivered a glowing tribute to school support staff in a specially-recorded film released today

Calling notice: Minister for Education to visit Coastlands school, Haverfordwest

Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams  Visit to Coastlands school, Haverfordwest   Thursday 21 November 2019 14.15-15.15   Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, will take time out from her visit to Coastlands school in Pembrokeshire to meet school support staff and celebrate their achievements over a cup of tea and cake.   The meeting has been […]

Competition success for Bridgend youngsters

Stars at Pil Primary, Pyle, photo credit: Laura Doel Youngsters throughout Bridgend have showed off their creative skills to honour the unsung heroes of their schools. UNISON in Bridgend launched a poster competition as part of its Stars in Our Schools initiative. Pupils were encouraged to draw pictures of their favourite support staff and give […]

National celebration for stars in our schools

Politicians and head teachers will attend events in schools across Wales today (Friday) to praise the hard work of school support staff. The unsung heroes, teaching assistants, administrators, caterers, midday supervisors and cleaners are part of the whole education team which makes our schools the success they are. Assembly Members Dawn Bowden and Jane Hutt […]

Politicians put school support staff in spotlight

In a major show of recognition, politicians and teachers across Wales will attend events in schools today (25 November) to praise the hard work of school support staff. Often unheralded, teaching assistants, midday supervisors, administrators, caterers and cleaners are part of the whole education team which makes our schools the success they are. Senior education […]

Politicians put school support staff in spotlight

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

Schools across Wales celebrate support staff

Schools throughout Wales are running celebratory events to highlight the hard work and commitment of school support staff