I had to check the date carefully on my TES last Friday.nbsp; Had I actually fallen asleep and woken up on April 1st?nbsp;
To my horror I had not, I was actually reading the lead story proposing schools without teachers!nbsp; It would be laughable if the situation were not so serious, we are talking about the life chances of millions of children.
What happens in a primary school should be based on sound educational principles not on politicians getting things `on the cheap'.
Please, will someone in the DfES actually come into a primary school for more than an afternoon and see what is really involved in carrying out the job of teaching?nbsp; I fully support better trained and better paid assistants in every classroom - nbsp;butnbsp;only to support the qualified and even more highly trained class teacher.
Rosemary Saunders (Mrs)
Headteacher, The Downley School