keyword: out of class targeted interventions

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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