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Are Teaching assistants being cut in your school?

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fedup21 Mon 06-Jan-14 22:50:46

My friend's school is in the process of getting rid of just about every teaching assistant they have! The new head says that the amount they cost (there are a lot there) doesn't justify the benefits they offer and results do not significantly improve by having them! Is this a widespread thing, I wonder, or just a one-off in her school?

pumpkinsweetie Thu 23-Jan-14 20:46:41

aroom shock i didn't even know thatconfused
No wonder school are fobbing me off re statementing!
So if she doesn't get a statement, she won't get any extra help? Is that was this means? If so i bloody hate David Cameron

aroomofherown Fri 24-Jan-14 08:33:56

pumpkin if your child has a diagnosed SEN then they will be on the SEN Support register and will receive funding. If not, then it will be up to the teachers to make sure your child improves.

aroomofherown Fri 24-Jan-14 08:37:16

I think the threshold and criteria for Education Health and Care plan will be up to the individual boroughs to decide. But from what I've read, there is a far greater emphasis on Health than before. Not sure what criteria you are using to apply for a statement but you may still be able to get a EHCP, and if you do, you will be entitled to have a say in how the money will be used.

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