Stars in Our Schools is when UNISON recognises the hard work, dedication and valued contribution all support staff make to our schools in Sandwell.
This year UNISON received a total of 159 nominations.
However, two nominations really stood out and a decision has been made to award two joint winners, Julie Belsten, from Yew Tree Primary School & Dean Brittle from Oldbury Academy.
Julie works as a Lunchtime Supervisor and also as a Cleaner at Yew Tree Primary. Julie is described as caring and committed to the school community.
This award is being made to Julie for her ongoing enthusiasm and hard work within her roles at school and making a positive contribution as part of the staff team.
Dean works as Operations Manager. He received numerous nominations from colleagues describing him as a true star. Both are pictured below and received their awards from the Mayor Cllr Bill Gavan on 25th November.