To consider the working with support staff

Aim

To consider the working with support staff

Evidence and reflection

A large scale research project found evidence that, despite much innovative and effective practice, pupils who received the most support from TAs consistently made less progress than similar pupils who received less TA support.

Reflecting on your own experiences, consider why this might be the case.

Extension

Considering the ways in which TAs are employed in your school, do you think that there are grounds for making changes? What are your reasons for your conclusions?