VITAL ROLE OF SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SUPPORT STAFF RECOGNISED

NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union says that the international Education Support Personnel Day is an important opportunity to recognise the vital contribution made by school and college support staff in supporting teachers and children and young people.

The inaugural Education Support Personnel Day being held today celebrates the work of all those teaching assistants, school nurses, bursars, caretakers and cleaners working in schools and colleges.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:

“Today is an opportunity to celebrate the important role of support staff and teachers as part of the education team around every child.

“Regrettably, too many school and college support staff jobs have been lost, damaging children’s access to education and leading to increased workloads of teachers.

“It is right that today should recognise the important contribution of support staff, working alongside teachers, in ensuring the right to education for all children and young people.

“The NASUWT welcomes the valuable contribution of education support staff in enabling teachers to focus on leading and managing teaching and learning.”

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