Published December 10, 2015 at 17:04
GOING beyond the call of duty has earned one UNISON member a special award as part of the Stars in Our Schools event.
It takes a whole team to make a school a safe and happy place for children to learn. But many of those staff are tucked away behind the scenes – the unsung heroes of children’s education.
Blackburn’s Sacred Heart Primary School nominated its site supervisor Farooq Khan to receive the honour for keeping the school clean, tidy and safe – and for going above and beyond to help and support everybody.
Children and staff at the school on St Silas’s Road, held a special assembly to congratulate
him and his award was presented by Paul Crewe, assistant branch secretary of Unison’s Blackburn with Darwen branch.
Paul, branch organiser Louise Astin and regional learning organiser Tom Jenkins joined staff to discuss learning opportunities in UNISON, talked about becoming a ULR Union Learning Rep, used Ipads for Skills tests and even did a skills awareness game with a member.
Associate headteacher Fliss Watson was extremely supportive and encouraging of the event.
UNISON would like to say a big thank you to Sacred Heart School for sharing its day.