150 School Support Staff Took Part in a Week-long Programme of Short Courses Across the Region

“Keep the courses going, they are brilliant!”


UNISON North West hosted a full week of short courses for school support staff from 24-28 July. A total of 150 teaching assistants, learning support, admin support and midday supervisors enrolled onto a diverse range of workshops.

Feedback from participants was excellent.  Learner Jane commented, “I didn’t realise I would learn so much, outstanding tutor!”

There are plans to run many of the courses again.  The programme included sessions on: 

  • Promoting Positive Behaviours 
  • Supporting Maths in the Classroom 
  • Polish language & culture
  • Autism Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • British Sign Language
  • Managing conflict

The courses took place in a range of venues across the North West – in Preston, Manchester and Liverpool.  

A full write-up of the week’s events – with more photos – is available here.  <click here>

If you’re interested in taking part in future courses, please email: [email protected]

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