The Regional Learning Team was on hand to support these fantastic events and showcase our member learning offer and discuss with schools what training Unison can offer in partnership with the Open University.
At St. Cuthberts, the children celebrated their support staff at a special assembly with parents and the community. The whole school listened intently to poems and songs written and performed by the children, with messages of thanks and appreciation for the work they do. All the staff got involved, wearing superhero costumes in recognition of the work of the unsung heroes in our schools today.
The Headteacher praised the incredible level of pastoral care shown by the school support staff who were all given special thanks and awards. Local MP Jeff Smith and the Director of Education for Manchester were both present to thank the staff for the work they do to make schools tick and keep the children safe and cared for.
Down the road at nearby secondary Manchester Academy, Labour frontbencher Lucy Powell MP was present to thank the support staff who were given the afternoon free for a well earned break, massage and buffet lunch (and of course to hear about Unison's member learning offer and how they can get involved!).
Events took place at over 30 schools in the Manchester area.
A further celebration day is to be held at Sacred Heart in Blackburn on the 4th December. The Regional Learning Team will again be on hand to promote Learning in Unison and to support the celebration of the work of our dedicated members.
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