How to Maximise Your Impact
The talk between adults and pupils is at the heart of effective learning and quality interactions can have a transformative effect on pupils’ learning. This book sets out a role for Teaching Assistants that is focused on developing pupil independence and helping them to take responsibility for...
To Be Published September 27th 2015 by Routledge
Guidance for school leaders and teachers
Teaching assistants have become an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown that school leaders and teachers are not making the most of this valued resource. Results from the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS) project showed that the more support...
Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge
How research challenges practice and policy
Over the last decade, teaching assistants (TAs) have become an established part of everyday classroom life. TAs are often used by schools to help low-attaining pupils and those with special educational needs. Yet despite the huge rise in the number of TAs working in UK classrooms, very little is...
Published November 20th 2011 by Routledge