Support Staff Within the NEU and Beyond

Commenting on the passing of Motion 14 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

“Support staff play an invaluable role in the classroom, yet the terms and conditions and pay for this work has been increasingly eroded. The funding crisis in schools has also impacted heavily on this sector with many heads having to take the decision to reduce staffing levels just to balance the books. This is clearly a huge problem.

“The resulting gaps in the level of support schools can offer children and young people in the classroom is detrimental to their education, in particular the work done with pupils who have special educational needs and disabilities. Government needs to recognise this fact and ensure support staff have the professional status they deserve, and at the same time schools have the funding they need to ensure they can employ the support staff and teachers required. This cannot be too much to ask from one of the richest countries in the world.”

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