I have a class of 29 Primary 1 children and have a classroom assistant timetabled for approximately one hour each day. The school down the road has a Primary 1 class with 18 children and a SLA (who is also used as a classroom assistant) timetabled for 4 mornings a week. It seems to me that the demands of the job are becoming greater and the support is being reduced. My school will be losing yet another classroom assistant in the next month as part of budget cuts. I would be interested to know how other primary teachers are finding the situation.