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Effective use of teaching assistants: research and strategies

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Last updated on 23 May 2017
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How can we deploy teaching assistants (TAs) effectively? We look at research on the impact TAs can have on learning, and outline recommendations on how TAs can be deployed effectively. We also relay advice on how schools can use TAs can be used to support pupils with SEN.

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  1. 1 Questions to consider before using TAs
  2. 2 Deploying TAs effectively in everyday classroom contexts 
  3. 3 Deploying TAs effectively to deliver interventions
  4. 4 Pupils with SEN: using TAs effectively
  5. 5 Impact of support staff on learning

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