Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

The fully updated second edition of this book draws on the experiences of schools that have put this guidance into action via the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme.

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to do with TAs. It is decisions made about them by school leaders and teachers that best explain this provocative finding. The fully updated second edition of this book draws on the experiences of schools that have put this guidance into action via the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme. Revised to reflect the latest research evidence and changes within education, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this book will help school leaders and teachers in primary and secondary settings to rethink the role, purpose and contribution of TAs, and add real value to what can be achieved in classrooms. Setting out a field-tested process, structured around a coherent and empirically sound conceptual framework, this book: helps school leaders review, reform and reenergise their TA workforce provides practical strategies to implement in the classroom illustrates key points with new case studies provides photocopiable templates and resources to support decision-making and action. Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants provides much-needed and evidence-informed guidance on how to unleash the huge potential of TAs, and is essential reading for all school leaders.

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Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Rob Webster, Anthony Russell, Peter Blatchford
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to
Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants in Primary Schools
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Rob Webster, Paula Bosanquet, Sally Franklin, Matthew Parker
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Drawing on the lessons from one of the world’s leading research and development efforts involving teaching assistants (TAs), this book is the authors’ most authoritative text yet on how to design a whole school plan to improve TAs’ deployment, practice and preparedness, and put it into action. The authors use
The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Effective Interaction
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Paula Bosanquet, Julie Radford, Rob Webster
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-31 - Publisher: Routledge

This second edition of The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction is the definitive guide to teaching assistant-pupil interaction, fully updated with examples from schools that have implemented techniques from the first edition. An invaluable professional development tool for classroom support staff and the teachers who work with them, this
Behaviour Management and the Role of the Teaching Assistant
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Emma Clarke
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Behaviour Management and the Role of the Teaching Assistant draws on the latest research as well as teaching assistants' own views to enable readers to reconsider TA deployment and to maximise the benefits TAs have to offer in supporting children’s behaviour. It considers the difficulties facing TAs, summarises the key
The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Effective Interaction
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Paula Bosanquet, Julie Radford, Rob Webster
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Routledge

"This second edition of The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Effective Interaction is the definitive guide to teaching assistant-pupil interaction, fully updated with examples from schools that have implemented techniques from the first edition. An invaluable professional development tool for classroom support staff and the teachers who work with them, this