Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Letter to Councillors

Dear Councillor

As a parent in Aberdeen I am opposed to the budget proposals to drastically cut the number of Pupil Support Assistants in all city secondary and primary schools at the Council meeting on 10th February 2011.

I have not been consulted about the effect this proposal will have on my child's education. Pupil Support Assistants provide a vital service which must be sustained to ensure that all children in Aberdeen are supported and encouraged to fulfil their potential. Cutting the numbers of Pupil support Assistants will ultimately exlude some children from education, which is their right. it will also affect the quality of education that all children receive.

I would be obliged if you could send me the Equality Impact Assessment paperwork that must have been prepared prior to the decision to propose any cuts in Pupil Support Assistant numbers.

I am urging you as my councillor to vote against this particular budget cut at Full Council on Thursday 10th February.

I would also be grateful if you could confirm you have received this letter and let me know how you intend to vote.

Yours sincerely

Your Child's Education is at Risk

Councillors are proposing to slash the number of Pupil Support Assistants in our schools at a budget meeting to be hled on Thursday 10th February. This will have a devastating effect on children's education in Aberdeen. They have not consulted with parents on the effect this will have on your child's education, you need to ask them why?
We must show Councillors that the people of Aberdeen will not accept the destruction of our Education Service.
Please show how much you value you Pupil Support Assistant and the essential work that they do to support your children - send the attached letter to your Councillors.

Tell your friends and family too, once the service is gone it will be too late. Each ward has 3 0r 4 Councillors find out who yours are here http://tinyurl.com/6xeb72o and send the letter to each one.
See http://aberdeenunison.co.uk for more information. Contact us if you have any questions and send us your stories on how this proposal will affect your family.
Help save Education Services in Aberdeen before it's too late.
Join us at the Town House between 12 noon and 2.00pm on 10th February 2011 and stand up for your services.
To Join Up or Join In contact 01224 620624