General Chat Thread, Teaching assistants facing the axe? in General; Originally Posted by wagnerk
Isn't this the same think-tank that have had links with pushing the PFI programme and had ...
3rd June 2013, 11:51 AM #16
Originally Posted by wagnerk
They also recently reported that school budgets could be cut by 1/5 without any drop in standards. BBC News - School budget cuts 'no harm to standards'
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3rd June 2013, 11:52 AM #17
Hmmm does this also affect TAs who are cover assistants?
3rd June 2013, 11:55 AM #18
We're already due to lose 15 TA's this summer, I think, due to SEN funding being slashed.
3rd June 2013, 11:59 AM #19
Well, it appears to be early days in the discussions but the tone is that it means scrapping all TAs completely.
Originally Posted by CAM
But who knows where it will lead? Could disappear swiftly but the theme of scrapping TAs has come up a few times now.
3rd June 2013, 12:40 PM #20
I think LAs do things differently but funding is definitely directed to the SEN child who is statemented, rather than the one that isn't. It could even be that the SEN dept can "demand" hours from the school for statemented children who have a recommendation from the LA but if the child isn't statemented then the school may say that they cannot afford it and so the child, who may have very particular needs, goes unsupported.
3rd June 2013, 02:26 PM #21
not as such i was in a school office where it was being discussed with a parent who was moving to a n other lea and they said they couldnt pass on a statement as that lea dosent do them anymore (paraphrased) and a similar conversation with my mum who is a ta in a third lea
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