How do you as Senco justify or fight for the number of TAs you need to support need in your school? How many TAs do you have per child on your SEND register approx? (I know registers aren't comparable but ...) How do you allocate them? How many/what other staff do you have to support your SEN learners eg pastoral support workers Bit of context: Our SEND register, despite such rigorous criteria it causes me the odd pang of guilt, is way above national average. I've fought and largely won the battle against being landed with babysitting those who simply can't behave. However, we don't have enough TAs as it is and we're facing yet more cuts. I'm an experienced secondary Senco. I can show impact of interventions, cost effectiveness case studies etc and I'm well versed with the legislation but I am, like many others, crashing up against the MAT mentality. Our two local LAs no longer use hours on EHCPs which was double edged but was at least useful in arguing that we couldn't meet statutory requirements. I would really appreciate your examples and any help and advice.