Michael Gove’s department is considering getting rid of teaching assistants in schools as a cost-cutting method. The Department for Education are considering getting rid of teaching assistants to save money, regardless of the effect this will have on my students, and students across the country.
Dear Mr Gove As a teacher, my teaching assistants are the most valuable resource I have. They are unbelievably wonderful, and I couldnât do my job without them.
My school is SEN (Special Education Needs) and in my class there are 10 children with an ability split from P4 to NC2. Each term we plan a new topic. I have 4 TAs plus myself. At the start of each new term we brain storm our new topic together. We plan all our activities together so that everyone has ownership of the plans and can see the bigger picture and what we are trying to achieve. My TAs are very creative and provide far better ideas than I can think of to keep my behaviour challenged children on task. Each TA has been specially trained for a certain role according to their talents and interests. And itâs not just in my classroom that these excellent people work. Across the school we have TAs working in all areas. From the 20 TAs who deal with childrenâs bathroom requirements in a sensitive manner that makes sure no child is ever made to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, to the very talented TA who, as a gymnast and swimming teacher in her own right was instrumental in helping one of our students to become a Paralympian last year. Hats off to her and her talent!
Most TAs are actually paid very little money. Many earn around £7 an hour for all their work and their qualifications. Fair enough some earn the princely sum of Â£9 an hour but its hardly a vast fortune. I donât know any in my area who earn £17,000 a year as reported in the Daily Mail this month. Therefore they do not do their job for the money. In my school they do it for the special children because they want to improve their lives for them. So there you have it Mr Gove. I urge you to think again before you embark on this mass removal of TAs.
OK THIS PERFECT LIL SHIT RIGHT HERE IS CILAN
LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE ASS FACE
“Oh but that’s not Brock, he’ll never be like Brock”
yoU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE FUCKING RIGHT HE’S NOT BROCK
HE’S FUCKING BETTER THAN BROCK
Things Cilan and Brock have in common:
- He travels with Ash
- He cooks well
You know what he doesN’T FUCKING HAVE IN COMMON WITH BROCK??
HE DOESN’T MOTHERFUCKING HIT ON EVERY GIRL HE SEES.
NOT ONLY THAT BUT HE GETS FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING.
“But Cilan is annoying.”
ANNOYING, I THINK YOU MEAN FUCKING PASSIONATE.
“What’s that your pokemon evolved?”
GOTTA FUCKING FANGIRL OVER THAT SHIT
“What’s that your pokemon is lost?”
TIME TO GET ALL DETECTIVE ON ITS ASS
“What’s that we’re gonna ride on the subway?”
I FUCKING LOVE TRAINS
“What’s that we’re gonna see a movie?”
I AM A MOVIE
PLUS HE HAS NO PROBLEM CROSS-DRESSING AND AS ELESA NO LESS
ONLY PURE MOTHERFUCKING PASSION
OMFG MOTHERFUCKING CILAN IS THE MOST PERFECT SHIT EVER
LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE HE IS WITH HIS FUCKING PANSAGE
CILAN MOTHERFUCKING OUT
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The new Nintendo 3DS Photo Share service makes it easy to show off your unique Animal Crossing: New Leaf™ creations. Share to Twitter or Tumblr, or both at the same time. Snap photos of your home, your designs, fun events…you name it! Sharing photos with your family and friends is easy and fun. Add comments and tags to your photos and post them to multiple sites at the same time.
I quite like the idea of this service, especially as it means you dont even have to quit the game, you can just upload and continue!
and yes the webpage is now in english, that screencap is just old.
Fingers crossed this get continued support in future games!! :D
(I’m looking at you Pokémon X&Y)
15 amazing things in nature you won’t believe actually exist
I am gonna make it my personal mission to see these places some day.
Found this via reddit
finally something that treats introverts and extroverts as equals
This, as an extrovert, totally is spot on for me. And it’s pretty spot on from an external pov about introverts, speaking as an extrovert with a gratuitous amount of introverted friends (and boyfriend).