The effect of support staff on pupil engagement and individual attention

@inproceedings{Blatchford2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of support staff on pupil engagement and individual attention},
  author={Peter Blatchford and Paul Bassett and Penelope Brown and Rob Webster},
  year={2009}
}
Despite an unprecedented increase in classroom‐based support staff, there are confusing messages about their appropriate deployment and a lack of systematic evidence on their impact. This article addresses the deployment and impact on pupil engagement and individual attention of support staff, commonly known as teaching assistants (TAs), in terms of: (1) a comparison between TAs and teachers; (2) differences between pupils with and without special educational needs (SEN); and (3) differences… CONTINUE READING

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