Scandal of underpaid assistants

(Photograph) - Estelle Morris says she wants to attract more teaching assistants like Glynis Sexton, right. Yet South Tyneside council pays her and her colleagues less than pound;5 per hour and not at all during holidays.

A TESUNISON survey published this week reveals assistants' salaries across the country can vary by up to pound;10,000. Four out of 10 schools pay assistants nothing during the holidays. So is it time for a national pay structure?

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