UNISON Northern Ireland

Stars in Our Schools

About Stars in Our Schools

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.

On Friday 24 November 2017 schools across the UK held ceremonies, put on special assemblies and even dressed up as super heroes to celebrate.

School support staff – the Stars in Our Schools

It takes a whole team to make a school a safe and happy place for children to learn.

School support staff help children learn, keep children safe and healthy and make sure schools run smoothly. They are the caterers, the admin staff, the finance officers, the teaching assistants, the librarians, the ICT technicians, the parent support advisers, and more.

School support staff – the unsung heroes

School support staff are vital to the effective running of a school, but this is not often recognised as theyare usually tucked away behind the scenes. They are the unsung heroes of our children’s education.

Let’s celebrate school support staff

Schools will be holding award ceremonies, special assemblies and tea parties in schools across the UK to say thank you to support staff for all they do.

An event for staff, children and families

This is for everyone to get involved in: parents, carers, grand-parents, teachers and head teachers, as well as the support staff themselves. 


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