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Teaching Assistants In Schools

EDM number 753 in 2013-14, proposed by Alex Cunningham on 18/11/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Schools.

That this House recognises that there are over 350,000 teaching assistants employed in England and appreciates the immense value they bring to classrooms and schools across the UK; notes that they perform an incredibly varied and complex mix of roles in schools, ranging from supporting teachers with administrative tasks to covering classes for teachers, providing targeted intervention programmes and delivering English classes for speakers of other languages; understands the difference they make to the most challenging pupils and those with severe learning difficulties and that mainstreaming in schools would have to stop without their efforts; further notes that, in a recent survey by UNISON, 95 per cent of school leaders believed that teaching assistants added value to schools, in particular in the team around the child, as effective mentors and advocates, and in enhancing the learning environment for all pupils; and joins in supporting UNISON members in their celebration day for teaching assistants on 29 November 2013 to recognise the difference they make to the education and support of children in UK schools.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

Alex Cunningham18/11/2013Stockton NorthLabourProposed
Paul Farrelly18/11/2013Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon18/11/2013North TynesideLabourSeconded
Clive Betts18/11/2013Sheffield South EastLabourSeconded
Ann Coffey18/11/2013StockportLabourSeconded
David Anderson18/11/2013BlaydonLabourSeconded
Bob Russell18/11/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan18/11/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew George19/11/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin19/11/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham19/11/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon19/11/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/11/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie19/11/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon19/11/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
David Simpson19/11/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Alan Meale19/11/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
David Ward20/11/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton20/11/2013GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/11/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram20/11/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Naomi Long20/11/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Virendra Sharma20/11/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham20/11/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
William McCrea20/11/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds20/11/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Gordon Marsden21/11/2013Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Mark Williams25/11/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway25/11/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Katy Clark26/11/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock26/11/2013Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield26/11/2013Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
John Leech27/11/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan27/11/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff27/11/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mike Gapes27/11/2013Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley28/11/2013York CentralLabourSigned
Nick Harvey28/11/2013North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Ruane29/11/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
John Pugh29/11/2013SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer02/12/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
David Blunkett02/12/2013Sheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabourSigned
George Howarth02/12/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn02/12/2013JarrowLabourSigned
Andrew Love03/12/2013EdmontonLabourSigned
Jessica Morden04/12/2013Newport EastLabourSigned
Paul Murphy04/12/2013TorfaenLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy04/12/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
David Crausby04/12/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton04/12/2013Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi09/12/2013Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas09/12/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Tessa Jowell16/12/2013Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
John McDonnell16/12/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd03/02/2014EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned

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