The atmosphere in our school is awful at the moment because of this single status rubbish. We have some very experienced TAs who are fantastic at their jobs and make the school the fab place to work that is used to be. Now most of them are set to lose £100 a week from their wages, and the only course of action open to them is either suck it up or vote with their feet. I feel quite tearful when I come home as we are all so close and feel powerless to help them. The thought of teaching next year with the TAs quite justifiably adhering to their terms and conditions fills me with dread - the atmosphere is going to get a lot worse. Now it looks like the learning mentor who was supposed to be leaving as the funding for this post had ran out, is actually getting kept on in the same role. It does not take a genius to work out where the wages for that are coming from. Have any of you TAs out there beaten single status somehow? Won appeals? Had the whole idea thrown out? I am looking for any positives. I would look for another job but suspect that the other schools in area will be just as demoralised as ours.