Karl McCartney – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Karl McCartney on 2016-04-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching assistants who speak a language other than English to a native level of proficiency have a specific responsibility to provide support to pupils whose first language is not English.

Nick Gibb

The Department does not hold data on languages spoken by Teaching Assistants.

The deployment of Teaching Assistants, including any responsibilities for supporting pupils whose first language is not English, is a matter for schools to decide.