Lifting learning for every child means consistent support staff and teachers who are focused on learning, not whether they have a job next term or next year.

We can’t have a secure learning environment for students when critical support staff and teachers are on precarious short-term contracts.

Education Support Personnel are forced to find second or third jobs by contracts that provide as little as 40 paid weeks per year and no future certainty.

Schools and colleges are now reporting teacher shortages, a lack of Education Support Personnel and higher workloads than ever before.

Providing secure, permanent jobs for teachers and support staff:

  • ensures children get a full and consistent curriculum
  • provides students the learning support they need
  • contributes to attracting and retaining the quality people we want in our schools and colleges.