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TEACHING ASSISTANTS IN SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 753: tabled on 18 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 28 November 2013
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 November 2013
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 November 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Leeds North East
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 19 November 2013
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Knowsley
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2014
Eastbourne
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 November 2013
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Mansfield
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Newport East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Torfaen
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2013
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2013
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2013
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2013
Upper Bann
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2013
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.