There is an important event this week that celebrates the work of support staff in schools. I hope you’d agree with me that our schools wouldn’t function without hard work from all their staff, so it’s important to take the chance to say thanks.

Stars in Our Schools takes place this Friday 28th November and it is day to celebrate the work of school support staff and the positive role they play in everyday school life. Support staff includes caterers, administration staff and teaching assistants to name just a few.

A survey being compiled by Unison found that of the responses received so far only 48% of support staff felt valued as part of a school team although a higher percentage said that they loved their job. If you are a school support staff worker in my constituency and would like to get in touch and share your own experience then please do so.

The campaign to celebrate their work is led by Unison and I support this campaign that focuses on the value of the work that they do. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank support staff in Wirral who work hard to help children learn, keep children safe and healthy and make sure school’s run smoothly but are often hidden behind the scenes in our schools.

They do really significant jobs and it is important that they don’t get overlooked or underappreciated. Helping children learn and looking after their daily needs is I am sure every parent would agree a crucial job.

The idea to hold a celebration of the work that support staff do is a great idea and I’d like to congratulate Unison on this concept and I hope it will draw attention to their hard work and dedication.

If you want to find out more about the campaign or get involved then you can do so at

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

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