Teachers recognise the value of Teaching Assistants but it seems those who earn vastly inflated salaries think it’s OK to cut their pay. If you don’t want the Teaching Assistants you work with to suffer a pay cut, sign the petition below.
“Teaching Assistants (TAs) across the UK are currently the target of “cost-cutting” measures that propose to eradicate holiday pay . This is 9 weeks worth of pay. TAs stand to lose between £1,500 and £3,000 .
Historically, school staff have been paid a salary. Cost-cutting measures being implemented by the government are aiming to take away Teaching Assistant’s “holiday pay” as they do not work during these (government enforced) breaks.
The reality is that many TAs do still work through the holidays; stripping classrooms, labelling books, moving furniture, general tidy up, and making resources for the next academic year. A TA’s typical contracted hours are 8:30am to 4pm…
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