About seven teaching assistants are expected to be made redundant from Barking Abbey school but Unison branch secretary, Dave Clarke, has insisted savings should be found elsewhere to help pay for the secondary school’s £400,000 deficit.And does he have a suggestion?
“When you take the special educational needs teachers out what happens is those children are going to feel the difference,” he told the Post.
“The school is making £400,000 savings but the headteacher doesn’t consider making a cut to his own salary.
“I understand about three or four senior staff have had a pay rise too.
“The headteacher should be offering a pay cut and leading by example."Translation: "The head teacher isn't in MY union. Nor his senior staff."