Stars in our Schools: Recognising the contribution of support staff

Support staff
The work and dedication of our support staff can often go under the radar. Joanna Parry urges schools to recognise the contribution of their support staff during Stars in our Schools on November 24
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“I provide the ‘safe place' where children can talk about their worries. Sharing their problems with me helps them to be ready to face the school day with greater confidence.”

“I’m really good at getting grants/free stuff for the children such as theatre tickets, so they have really good educational visits. I may work in the office but am part of a team of people who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our children.

“I provide a healthy nutritious meal, which sadly might be their only meal for the day.”

“I oversee the safety of equipment used and the experiments carried out in science lessons, make science inclusive and fun, and develop scientific skills. I clean equipment, provide resources, and give advice to teachers.”

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