House of Commons
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TEACHING ASSISTANTS IN SCHOOLS
EDM #753
Tabled 18 November 2013
2013-14 Session
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.

Signatures (55)

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.
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
28 November 2013
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
26 November 2013
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
02 December 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
20 November 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
26 November 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
20 November 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
04 December 2013
Cryer, John
Labour
02 December 2013
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
19 November 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
20 November 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
19 November 2013
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
20 November 2013
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
18 November 2013
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
25 November 2013
Gapes, Mike
Labour
27 November 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
27 November 2013
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
04 December 2013
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
28 November 2013
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
02 December 2013
Hermon, Lady
Independent
19 November 2013
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
19 November 2013
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
02 December 2013
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
16 December 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
27 November 2013
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2014
Long, Naomi
Alliance
20 November 2013
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
03 December 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
09 December 2013
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
21 November 2013
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
20 November 2013
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 December 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
19 November 2013
Morden, Jessica
Labour
04 December 2013
Murphy, Paul
Labour
04 December 2013
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
29 November 2013
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
09 December 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
27 November 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
19 November 2013
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
20 November 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
04 December 2013
Ruane, Chris
Labour
29 November 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
26 November 2013
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
18 November 2013
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
19 November 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
20 November 2013
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
19 November 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2013
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2013
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion