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Teaching Assistants

A guide to good practice

Teaching Assistants

A guide to good practice

Teaching Assistants are a hugely valuable resource in school to help ensure the best progress for all children. But recent research shows that many schools are not seeing the impact that they might.

Our practical report and expert advice is designed to help you organise and deploy your Teaching Assistants to get the real impact on your children’s results based on best practice research.

Essential support for organising and deploying teaching assistants

What the Research Tells Us (video)

Tony Russell explains the implications of his research and looks at some next steps for schools when making decisions about the role of the TA. 6 mins 13 seconds

Reassessing the Deployment and Impact of Teaching Assistants (video)

Tony Russell reviews the organisation of TAs and how to ensure that they 'add value' to the classroom.

6 mins 42 seconds

Raising the Quality of Teaching Assistant Practice (video)

Tony Russell looks at ways to improve TA interactions with pupils and increase pupil independence.

4 mins 37 seconds

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