THAT Conference notes that the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) currently employs 21,946 education staff to provide education for in excess of 515,000 refugee children across Lebanon, Jordan, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Syria.
THAT Conference notes the success of ATL in publishing the TA Standards in 2016 and the positive effect that these have had in the schools that have adopted them. However, support staff members are still not being respected as a valued and professional part of the education workforce.
THAT Conference notes with concern that support staff are often removed from their typical duties to support the delivery of formal assessments in school, including new primary assessments and qualifications.
Conference asks the Executive Committee to investigate: