The nation’s so-called ‘mum’s army’ of teaching assistants could be phased out under new Government plans.
The Treasury and Department for Education are keen to save on the annual teaching assistant bill of £4 billion, according to a recent report. Raised eyebrows about the efficacy of teaching assistants are also thought to be a factor in the plans.
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