IT teacher beats an IT assistant
To answer her question, I would. I am employed as a non-class-based specialist ICT teacher. I have previously been an ICT co-ordinator with a full-time class responsibility and agree that it's a struggle to support other teachers in those circumstances.
Employing a specialist assistant is not the only route. With the advent of planning, preparation and assessment time, an increasing number of primaries are employing specialist teachers in ICT, as well as subjects such as art, PE and music.
Ginette Smith 69 Lavington Road Ealing, London W13