Unsung heroes of South West schools celebrated by UNISON

School support staff across the South West have been recognised today (Friday) as part of UNISON’s UK-wide celebration of the invaluable contribution they make to children’s education.

UNISON organised the annual ‘Stars in Our Schools’ celebration event to promote the wonderful work school support staff do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to every school.

In the South West region, UNISON staff and members have been visiting schools delivering information packs and cakes to members. UNISON wants to mark and recognise the hard work school support staff do, and to let them know how much we value their contribution.

UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said:

“This annual UK-wide celebration day is a great opportunity for pupils, parents and teachers to promote the work of their support staff and thank them for their outstanding contribution.

“They are true stars in our schools and do a lot more than they are given credit for. They help children through the toughest of times, so it’s only fair their contribution is celebrated.

“From cooks, cleaners and caretakers to family support advisers, examinations staff and school business managers, they all play a vital role in every aspect of school life. School support staff are an integral part of education, contributing to the success of schools and the learning experience of our children.”