It is ‘Stars in our Schools day’, the annual celebration when Norfolk pupils say a huge, shining thank you to all the the teaching assistants, librarians, dinner ladies and other support staff who make their school a safe and happy place to learn.
Staff at St Francis of Assisi RC Primary School were presented with a special star encrusted cake by Norfolk Euro MP Alex Mayer at a special ‘thank you’ tea party to recognise the contribution they make to Norwich kids education.
School support staff make up half the school workforce but they often don’t get the attention they deserve.
The UNISON organised campaign celebrates the role they play in keeping the school running like clockwork.
Alex Mayer MEP said: “Whether it is IT staff who keep the computers whirring, cleaners who keep schools squeaky clean or teaching assistants who give one-to-one help, they all have a starring role, and our schools couldn’t function without them.
“So thank you! You help pupils reach for the stars.”