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Allocating support staff: can pupils or parents decide?

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Last updated on 8 May 2017
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Are pupils or their parents entitled to select or veto TAs? The DfE explains that pupils and/or their parents are not entitled to choose or object to a particular teaching assistant (TA), including pupils with special educational needs (SEN). We also look at guidance on communicating with parents.

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  1. 1 Is there a right to choose or veto a TA?
  2. 2 Communicating with parents

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