for School’s began here in the West Midlands back in March 2001. Since then, thousands of School Support Staff have joined
us in our campaign. Classroom Assistants, Nursery Nurses, Special Education Assistants, Secretaries, Bursars and Technicians,
staff from across all roles within our schools have begun to unite to make a real difference in the way Support Staff are
treated within the education service.
Our campaign is based on fairness and equality within our schools. We
want recognition of support staff’s professional status, fair pay and grading within a national framework, secure year-round
employment, time off, with pay, for training which leads to national recognised qualifications, adequate funding and recourses
for our schools and last but not least, respect.
However, there is still a lot of hard work and campaigning
ahead of us. We would urge each and every one of you to join us in our campaign to ensure that the hidden professionals of
the education service are finally recognised and rewarded.
The GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region aim to visit every school at least once a year, to discuss
any issues that affect School Support Staff in Schools, and to give them up-to-date information. If you have not yet had a
visit from us or wish to arrange another one then please do not hesitate to contact the Regional Office on 0121 550 4888 or
by email to email@example.com
School Support Staff Website
To find out more information
GMB Birmingham & West Midlands have set up a dedicated website designed to tell existing School Support Staff members
about the services and benefits that GMB membership has to offer. Please go to www.gmb-westmids.org.uk/schoolsupportstaff