“The town of Peacehaven sent an absolutely clear message to East Sussex County Council that we will not stand by as they try to force our schools into private academy hands”, says…
GMB is the largest trade union amongst school support staff including teaching assistants, HLTAs, cover supervisors, nursery nurses, lunchtime supervisors, premises staff, and administrative & finance staff.
Teachers had their workload reduced which resulted in a change and expansion of Support Staff roles. We in GMB know the difference Teaching Assistants and support staff make every single day. Whether it’s supporting a teacher, helping a child, or working with the most vulnerable students, TA’s make our schools better places.
In these circumstances it is more important than ever to belong to a trade union. Collectively your voice is stronger. On an individual level we represent members in grievance and disciplinary meetings, offer legal advice and also offer criminal legal support in the case of false allegations being made.
If you work in local government or a school, make sure you have your say on pay by 30th June!
“The direct funding of education should not be siphoned into high executive pay but should go into directly supporting our future generations”, says GMB Southern
GMB warns proposed job cuts at Chisledon Primary School will put pupils and staff at risk due to low staffing levels. In other schools, TAs are valued, but the management of Chisledon…
We want local schools, in local authority control for the good of our local children’s education, says GMB Southern