Kids thank their lucky stars for support staff

To support UNISON’s Stars in our Schools campaign, Local Organiser Natasha Gales organised a coffee morning at St Francis of Assisi RC Primary School in Norwich on Friday 23rd November 2018.

The event was aimed at celebrating the amazing work of teaching assistants in the school, and was fully supported by the leadership team of the school.

Alex Mayer, MEP, attended the coffee morning, bringing along a Stars cake for the event. Alex thanked support staff within the school – and joined them for a coffee and a piece of cake.

UNISON local organiser Natasha Gales said: “Schools simply couldn’t run without the vital work that support staff do in the classrooms, libraries, labs and behind the scenes.

“Support staff might spend most of the year quietly getting on with their jobs, creating a safe and happy place for children to learn, but for one day at least we can take the time to thank them for everything they do.

“If a busy MEP like Alex Mayer can find a moment to let support staff know they’re appreciated, we hope that parents, carers, heads and pupils will also get involved and say a big thank you to the stars in their own schools .”