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31 July 2019
The role has changed unrecognisably in the last few years, but the wages do not reflect the level of commitment and professionalism the position now demands or the extra pressures it brings
19 June 2019
The catastrophe facing schools cannot be exaggerated. Schools in England have lost out on £5.4 billion in Tory funding cuts since 2015, writes Nick Chaffey, Southern Socialist Party secretary.
22 May 2019
It is a measure of a society's progress as to how it treats its most vulnerable members. Applying that measure to special educational needs funding - we are heading back to the Stone Age.
1 May 2019
Teachers and support staff at Valentine Primary School are celebrating an important victory
17 April 2019
A new Ofsted report shows that educational support for vulnerable children is failing. The report outlines how thousands of children are being taught in alternative provision, often in very poor conditions with no qualified teachers.
21 November 2018
The strike action at Ladywood primary school in Grimethorpe reached its 29th day
17 October 2018
"No ifs, no buts, no dinner lady cuts," is the song from the picket line. Nine dinner ladies at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, Yorkshire are now on indefinite strike against being made redundant.
28 March 2018
Like the NHS and council services, public state education in primary, secondary, special schools and colleges is facing a dire crisis
10 January 2018
"Why would we want more privatisation?!" This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.
26 July 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including bosses' profit, unpaid overtime, shrinking retail products and life expectancy.
12 July 2017
Durham teaching assistants in education unions Unison and the ATL have voted to reject the latest divisive offer from Durham council
31 May 2017
Education workers, parents and students are uniting in protest
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
12 April 2017
Following negotiations and a ballot of Unison members the Derby teaching assistants' dispute ended on 5 April. The members voted nine-to-one to accept the offer from Derby council.
22 March 2017
Following a new offer from Labour-led Derby council, public sector union Unison has now suspended the all-out strike action by teaching assistants and school support staff
15 March 2017
Teaching assistants and school support staff in Derby are now on all-out strike against massive pay cuts imposed by the Labour-led city council. In a recent survey 74% of Derby people said they supported the action by these workers.
1 March 2017
TAs and support staff are striking at schools across the city
14 December 2016
Derby teaching assistants are to take a further six days of strike action in their dispute with the Labour-led city council. The TAs have already taken several days of strike action over massive cuts to pay.
7 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants have won a significant battle in their campaign against pay cuts
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