While it’s all eyes to the front of the classroom, teaching assistants also play a hugely important role in the development of our youngsters . They help to encourage and stimulate our children, while also dedicating much of their time to pupils who might need that extra little bit of support. Teaching assistants are as vital to ensuring the smooth running of the classroom as the teachers that work with them, and that is why we have a dedicated Golden Apple Award to celebrate the lengths they go to. Nominations have been open for each of the awards, including Teaching Assistant of the Year, for the last three weeks and Hull Daily Mail have now received more than 50 entries in all. Amongst the nominees so far is Ellie Holland of Cleeve Primary School . She was nominated by one of her colleagues for the impact she has made since starting the job in September. The nomination read: “Ellie has only been my teaching assistant since the beginning of term, but she has already had a … [Read more...] about Does your school have a star teaching assistant?
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DeKALB – Pay for teaching assistants in the DeKalb School District 428 will continue to rise for the next four years. During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the District 428 board voted unanimously – and quickly – to approve a four-year contract for the DeKalb Federation of School Assistants. The contract will result in $1.25 pay increases for assistants in the first year, with a 2.3 percent increase for the three subsequent years. The previous contract expired Aug. 14; the current contract will run through Aug. 14, 2022. “I think we had some really honest, direct and respectful conversation throughout our negotiation process,” district board President Victoria Newport said. “It was very positive.” The decision comes nearly one month after union members demonstrated in front of the district office for three days during the week of Aug. 20. Those demonstrations ended when a tentative agreement was announced Aug. 24. Cynthia Carpenter, the … [Read more...] about DeKalb School District 428 OKs teaching assistants’ contract
PUBLISHED: 15:01 05 July 2018 Kath Sansom Spring Meadow Infant School in High Barns, Ely. Annete Blewett is the new headteacher who joined in September 2017. Archant Staff at an Ely school are still unsure who will lose their jobs before the end of the summer term with the news that 14 staff have taken voluntary redundancies but two teaching assistants must still be dropped. A three week consultation at Spring Meadow Infant school was labelled a rush job by union reps who said parents should have been consulted. Job losses are among staff who look after the social and emotional needs of children, they say. Fourteen of those have taken voluntary redundancy but a further two teaching assistants must now be made redundant. Julia Drummond, of Unison Cambridge, said: “Staff are upset, these poor women have a couple of weeks until the end of term and now they’re unsure who it is who will go. “All staff must effectively re-apply for their jobs and a process will be … [Read more...] about Two teaching assistants to be axed, 14 have taken voluntary redundancy
Entries for the Bristol Post’s 2018 Education Awards have now closed – but the journey is far from over. We await the judges to announce the finalists, before the prestigious awards evening takes place on June 26. You can purchase tickets to be part of the event or find out more at bristoleducationawards.co.uk The awards recognise that a child’s success in school is the result of a team effort. They celebrate all the outstanding individuals who help give Bristol’s students the best start in life. One such stand-out education professional is Nicola Alexander, a teaching assistant at Bedminster Down School. Peter Headeach, assistant head teacher at the school, nominated Nicola believing she deserved to be recognised for her ‘tireless work’ in supporting students. This is only her second year at the school, but she has already proved herself indispensable. A trained teacher herself, Nicola works as a Geography subject specialist. Yet her impact … [Read more...] about How a teaching assistant is helping Syrian refugees integrate
0 Have your say A Spalding teaching assistant is flying the flag for Great Britain at a sports event for transplant patients. Sam Newton (36) is determined to pull on a British jersey at the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Cagliari, Italy, from June 17 to 24.After winning a total of ten medals at four British Transplant Games between 2014 and 2017, Sam is aiming to peak at a higher level, with European success in archery and badminton.Sam said: “I knew there was a World Transplant Games before I knew about the British Transplant Games.“But it wasn’t until I went to a volleyball event for transplant patients last November that I found out about the European championships.“It wasn’t something I was planning on entering until I found out that archery would be in it and then I decided to go. I was looking for another way of wearing a Great Britain shirt again after shooting for my country as a junior and I want to represent … [Read more...] about Spalding teaching assistant aims for two shots at gold in European games