Skip to main content

CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 455: tabled on 20 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendment to this motion

There has been an amendment submitted to this motion.

View details of the amendment

Motion text

That this House pays tribute to the invaluable work of the country's 186,000 hardworking classroom assistants; welcomes the Government's plans to increase the number of teaching assistants and learning mentors; supports plans to build on their expertise by enabling them to work more closely with pupils with reading and writing, supervising lunchtime activities and giving pastoral and other individual support to pupils; notes that this will free up the country's 425,000 teachers to do what they do best, teach; and expresses disappointment at recent comments in the press disparaging their work and status.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Bury North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Easington
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Caerphilly
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Newport West
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Selby
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 2001
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Stafford
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Manchester Central
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Mansfield
Picking, Anne
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Crawley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Leeds East
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Ilford North
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Ealing North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Portsmouth North
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Bolsover
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Wellingborough
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2001
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Pudsey
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Conwy
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Telford
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS (Amendment 1)
at and add 'and urges the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to develop more opportunities for in-service education and training for classroom assistants to enable those who desire it to qualify as teachers.'.
Labour, Slough
9
signatures
EDM 455A1: tabled on 22 November 2001