Celebrate support staff on 25 November 2016 – Visit the Stars in our schools website
Stars in our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education. Schools across the UK hold awards ceremonies, put on special assemblies and some staff even dress up as super heroes.
School support staff keep children safe and healthy
Children need to be in a safe and healthy environment to flourish. There are many people who work together to make this happen: supervisors; crossing patrol officers; child protection officers; cleaners; caretakers; janitors; catering staff; and parent support advisers.
School support staff help children learn
Great teachers combined with great support staff equals students who excel. There are many types of support staff that help children learn: teaching and classroom assistants; learning support assistants; learning mentors; librarians; science technicians; ICT technicians; food technicians; and design and technology technicians.
School support staff keep schools running smoothly
Schools are complex organisations that need to be managed with the upmost precision. School support staff do this, they are the: School business managers; cover supervisors; examination officers; school attendance officers; admin assistants; finance officers; and secretaries.