Evident Value of Teaching Assistants Report

Teaching Assistants (TAs) play a vital role in delivering top class education to children in schools.

The report, which is based on a survey of school leaders, showed that more than 95% said TAs added value to pupils’ learning experience and enhanced the learning environment.

The union is warning that plans to sack teaching assistants and ask teachers to pick up their work would turn the clock back on the improvements that have been made by distracting teachers from their main focus: teaching.