A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

July 21, 2014
by Jean
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Tristram Hunt asks for your thoughts!

Last week Tristram Hunt, Shadow Education Secretary, and MP, Alex Cunningham, met with the National Education Trust (NET) and Unison. You can read about the meeting here: raising the profile of TAs Tristram Hunt also tweeted asking for thoughts on … Continue reading

March 19, 2014
by Jean
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National Debate on the value of Teaching Assistants!

Yesterday MP Alex Cunningham led a Westminster Hall debate on the value of teaching assistants in schools. The TES reported on this debate: “The government has “no plans or any powers” to cut thousands of teaching assistants’ jobs, education minister … Continue reading

March 15, 2014
by Jean
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An MP is training to be a TA!

John Woodcock, MP for Barnes and Furness, is working towards a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification as well as being an MP. You can read his column here – Guardian 14th March 2014 In it he explains that his constituency … Continue reading