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.

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.

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.

Teaching assistants get recognition and training they deserve

Teaching assistants have praised Education Minister’s statement as biggest commitment government has ever made to improving their employment conditions

New era for school support staff in Wales

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

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

Glamorgan decision on learning support registration fees welcomed

Learning support workers or teaching assistants do all those vital but unheralded jobs in our schools