Teacher Recruitment in South Wales Central
Plenary 5th December 201713:46
Gareth Bennett AM
Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
Spoken Contribution – 13:46:24
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There have been problems with the retention of teaching assistants, or TAs. Often, TAs qualify as higher level TAs, but find that they aren’t given the salary or responsibilities appropriate to the new level. This has contributed to many leaving the profession. What steps can the Welsh Government take to address this problem?
Carwyn Jones AM
Title: First Minister of Wales Party: Welsh Labour
It’s a matter, of course, for schools in terms of what they do. The local management of schools means that schools have a certain degree of autonomy in terms of how they employ people, but it is clearly in the interests of schools to ensure that they provide the right terms and conditions in order to retain the teaching assistants that they need.