Dear Mr Gove…

Teaching Assistants – we are not talking about a ‘mum’s army’ of unqualified staff replacing qualified teachers in a ‘race to the bottom, never mind the cut – feel the width’ pared down education system but an experienced and valued asset that makes the delivery of high quality, inclusive and relevantly differentiated education by experienced and well-qualified professional teachers achievable and affordable.

Plans to cut £4bn by axing teaching assistants make no sense, says special needs teacher Cherryl Drabble in the Guardian.