The National Union of Teachers says supply teachers are losing jobs because teaching assistants are being left in charge of classes, and that this is against the law.

 

Assuming they are accurate, the law should be repealed and Headteachers / Governers should be required to use their judgement about who to place in classes when teachers are absent. Their judgement must extend to costs to the tax payer and not be dominated by the NUT view which is regardless of tax payers' interests.

Why is this idea important?

This idea is important

1 to achieve the most efficient use of tax pounds and

2 to instil economy as a prime consideration in education managers

3 to enable those managers to fulfil the need to be economical and not in thrall to employee interests alone, or outdated legislation

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