Stars in our Schools coverage

It’s been great to see all the social media posts this week – and especially today – about Stars events being held around the UK, and supportive messages from MPs, councillors and other organisations. Thanks very much for all the work that has been put in to organising these.

As you know as well the celebration events, we aim to use the day to raise awareness of the key issues faced by our members through press coverage of our survey work. The angle this year is that many school support staff are using their own money to buy pupils stationery or uniforms while struggling with their own bills. There are various media items we are sharing today on the UNISON and UNISON in Schools Facebook & Twitter accounts (with thanks to Garfield and the Press team for securing the coverage).

 

  1. Guardian coverage of the latest school support staff survey:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/nov/25/more-than-a-third-of-uk-school-support-staff-helping-pupils-pay-for-food-survey

 

  1. Mirror coverage of the survey:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/low-paid-school-support-staff-28576050

 

  1. Blog from Christina McAnea in Schools Week:

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/our-demoralised-and-squeezed-support-staff-deserve-better/

 

  1. UNISON news story about the MP drop-in event in Parliament held on Tuesday to mark Stars and raise funding concerns:

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2022/11/mps-celebrate-stars-in-our-schools-at-parliamentary-drop-in/

 

It would be great if you could share the above with your networks and share the relevant posts from our accounts throughout the day and beyond.

https://twitter.com/UNISONinSchools

https://twitter.com/unisontheunion

https://www.facebook.com/UNISONinSchools/