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Deployment of Teaching Assistants in schools

Teaching Assistants (TAs) account for around a quarter (28%) of the overall state-funded school workforce (DfE, 2018). In recent years, research has begun to examine how TAs can be deployed effectively (Sharples et al., 2015). This research has shown that TAs who are sufficiently trained and used correctly within the classroom – for example, as a supplement to teachers and not a replacement – can have a positive impact on pupil engagement and attainment. Wider evidence also suggests that TAs can have a positive impact on academic achievement, however, effects vary (Blatchford et al., 2009). Despite this work, there...

Date Published: 27th June 2019
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Equality Analysis: Development of the Arts Council’s 10-year strategy, 2020-30

The equality analysis covers our development work to date for the Arts Council’s next 10-year strategy, to be published in autumn 2019 and to cover the period 2020-30.   It will continue to be developed and reviewed on an iterative basis through to the publication and implementation of our new strategy.   Arts Council England has a legal duty to consider equality in its policy making. Through this we aim to prevent discrimination and promote equality and diversity for people from protected characteristic groups defined in the Equality Act 2010 – including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy...

Date Published: 24th June 2019
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