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Education Support Personnel

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 August 2020

    "Support staff are the infrastructure of the world", by Lorretta Johnson.

    Lorretta Johnson

    During this pandemic, it has become very obvious who the essential workers are. Let me be clear. I am not criticizing mayors, university presidents or school superintendents. But amid the COVID-19 contagion, we would be nowhere without custodians, paraprofessionals, food service workers, administrative assistants and school bus drivers.

    "Support staff are the infrastructure of the world", by Lorretta Johnson.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 June 2020

    New Zealand: Historic pay equity increase for education support personnel

    In New Zealand, education unionists have won historic pay equity increases for education support personnel. Over 22,000 school teacher aides have been offered a life-changing pay equity settlement including pay increases of up to 28 per cent.

    New Zealand: Historic pay equity increase for education support personnel
  3. Union growth 16 May 2020

    “Education Support Professionals Need Protection Now!”, by Rae Nwosu.

    Rae Nwosu

    As president of the National Council of Education Support Professionals of the National Education Association (USA), I have the distinct honor of representing Education Support Professionals (ESPs) across the United States. We are crossing guards, bus drivers & bus monitors, paraeducators, secretaries, custodians, interpreters & translators, cafeteria workers, and everything...

    “Education Support Professionals Need Protection Now!”, by Rae Nwosu.
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 May 2020

    Statement | Stand with ESP, protect education communities everywhere

    Today, on the third ever World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day, Education International celebrates our ESP members and call upon you to stand in solidarity with ESP all over the globe.

    Statement | Stand with ESP, protect education communities everywhere
  5. Young members 6 October 2019

    #youngteachers “Making education a choice career for young Ghanaians”, by Samuel Rainer Donkor (TEWU, Ghana).

    Samuel Rainer Donkor

    After completing university with good grades, I had the chance to do the national service: a one-year mandatory service for Ghanaian students who graduate from accredited tertiary institutions which aims at tackling brain-drain and unemployment hence ensuring that various key sectors are adequately resourced. I did it at the Amansie...

    #youngteachers “Making education a choice career for young Ghanaians”, by Samuel Rainer Donkor (TEWU, Ghana).
  6. Union growth 22 July 2019

    “Our Mandate”, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    Being elected General Secretary of EI is a great honour. It is a challenge to live up to the confidence that has been given by the representatives of education workers from all regions of the world. It is also comforting to join that small team of talented leaders elected on...

    “Our Mandate”, by David Edwards
  7. Equity and inclusion 11 June 2019

    “Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    More than 800 million women have experienced some form of violence and harassment, ranging from physical assault to verbal abuse, bullying and intimidation. #MeToo and similar movements have helped expose the scale of the problem in the world of work, encouraging women to speak out and demand justice. Whilst women...

    “Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work”, by David Edwards.
  8. Union growth 16 May 2019

    “Education Support Personnel: Shining light on the invisible workforce”, by Philippa Butler.

    Philippa Butler

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) are a vital part of the education workforce. They help to do all the background tasks and hidden duties that ensure that teachers can teach and students can learn. Together with teachers and school leaders, ESP are responsible for creating and sustaining a school culture where...

    “Education Support Personnel: Shining light on the invisible workforce”, by Philippa Butler.
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2019

    Making the invisible visible – standing with education support personnel

    On the occasion of World Education Support Personnel Day on 16 May, EI is launching its new research on the role, impact, status, and employment conditions of education support personnel.

    Making the invisible visible – standing with education support personnel
  10. Equity and inclusion 26 September 2018

    New Zealand: Historic pay equity deal in education signed

    Hundreds of women working in education in New Zealand have achieved a pay rise of up to 30 per cent in a historic settlement for pay equity.

    New Zealand: Historic pay equity deal in education signed
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 June 2018

    “Towards recognising Education Support Personnel within education unions’ work worldwide”, by Matthew McGowan

    Matthew McGowan

    I had the privilege of attending Education International’s first conference on Education Support Personnel (ESP) on May 15 and 16 this year. As the first ever conference for staff who work in education in professional and support roles, it was not only an important event for those involved – it...

    “Towards recognising Education Support Personnel within education unions’ work worldwide”, by Matthew McGowan
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2018

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    In quality education systems around the world, behind student success there are invisible armies of education support personnel (ESP). These under-recognised workers are too often forgotten or ignored, but are absolutely vital for student success and wellbeing.

    Celebrating education’s unsung heroes, by David Edwards
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 May 2018

    Quality Education for the most Marginalised: The roles of Education Support Personnel, by Mere Berryman

    Mere Berryman

    Many children and young people from across the world experience significant barriers to accessing the benefits that society offers through health, education and social services. This can impact negatively on their ability to function at school and in turn the wider community. For multiple reasons, these children and young people...

    Quality Education for the most Marginalised: The roles of Education Support Personnel, by Mere Berryman
  14. Equity and inclusion 16 May 2018

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler

    Philippa Butler

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) play a vital role in promoting quality education, fostering a safe and positive learning environment for all students, and ensuring that schools and education institutions function effectively. ESP cover a wide range of people working in the education sector, such as teaching and learning assistants, school...

    Discovering more about Education Support Personnel, by Philippa Butler
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 May 2018

    With every interaction in a school, we are either building community or destroying it, by Sean Slade

    Sean Slade

    "In addition to violence, bullying, and harassment in schools, many school personnel are combating low morale and increased stress levels. We are in an era of increased accountability and, as a consequence, increased repercussions. There are high-stakes tests tied to teacher and administrator evaluation, and many of us hear how...

    With every interaction in a school, we are either building community or destroying it, by Sean Slade