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School to axe up to 12 jobs because of budget pressure.

Byline: CLAIRE HARRISON Nuneaton Reporter

JOBS are being axed at a Nuneaton primary school due to biting budget cuts.

Between eight and 12 teaching assistant posts are 'regrettably' being lost at St Paul's C of E School, confirmed its headmaster Carl Thornton.

He explained that the Wiclif Waybased school employed more teaching assistants, known as TA's, than most schools in the county but, due to budget pressures, some of them are having to be made redundant.

"Unfortunately it is the case that St Paul's has to make a number of redundancies to its quota of teaching assistants due to having less money available in the school budget," Mr Thornton said.

"St Paul's currently employs approximately 40 per cent more teaching assistants than most other schools in Warwickshire and whilst many of these schools have been gradually reducing their own quota of teaching assistants over a two- to three-year period, St Paul's has managed to resist this. It is with sadness that the situation now is this can be resisted no more and a reduction of these posts is required to ensure budgets balance.

"It is expected that the school will lose between eight and 12 teaching assistant posts and it is working closely with human resources and recognised trade unions to ensure this process is as smooth as possible. In the first instance, expressions of interest in voluntary redundancy have been sought from post holders.

"Staff and parents have been kept fully appraised of the situation and this regular communication will continue throughout the process."


Up to a dozen jobs could be lost at St Paul's C of E School

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 8, 2018
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