Teaching assistants facing the axe?
So I heard on the radio today that the Government is is talks about axing the Teaching Assistant role.
Couple of sources (sorry one is Daily Mail with the usual uninformed comments).
Army of teaching assistants faces the axe as Education department attempts to save some of the £4billion they cost each year | Mail Online
230,000 classroom assistants face axe | The Sunday Times
Aside from the debate about the worth of Teaching Assistants, how on earth can they actually force this though.
One good point the Mail makes is:
School budgets are ring-fenced from government cuts and head teachers can decide how to spend their budgets to changes could be difficult to implement.