My children have special educational Needs. One of them has full statement and full time TA support. He has been unable to access after school clubs on a regular basis as the school will not fund TA support after the school day ends. We have on occasion paid for the TA support to be provided (and the school has invoiced us). However, if he had taken part in a school production, the many hours of TA support that would be needed for rehearsals would make the activity too costly for us.
I am wondering how common this state of affairs is and if any parents have experience of TA support for after school clubs being funded by the school? We have just had to decide that our son doesn't do after school clubs, and we have found activities for him elsewhere. Our other son now does not wish to do the after school clubs, I suspect in solidarity for his brother. I would be interested to know how other schools deal with this situation.