I am a SENCO of a medium sized secondary school. I have found out that last week a small number of my TAs received letters saying that out of goodwill they would be paid to end of June (minus holiday entitlement), but unless schools reopen by then pay will cease. The rationale is that because the school is a publically funded body it can not apply for the government furlough scheme (which I believe to be the case), however I thought that the school funding would remain the same so why the need to reduce pay to staff? I have a suspicion that the only TAs affected are those on year to year contracts, my permanent TAs do not seem to have had letters that I am aware of. Anyway, is anyone here aware of simlar things elsewhere or specific union guidance which I can pass to my TAs? I am making my own enquiries, but want to support the ones being affected if I can.