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How important are teaching assistants?


Yesterday (September 14th) on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme there was an item about the importance of teaching assistants.

You can hear it at this link:

Clip from Today 14 Sept at 2:48:30.

I have also made a clip of this on Box of Broadcasts called ‘The importance of teaching assistants’ so you can access it through Bob via the library website.

There are number of interesting points made by Sir Kevan Collins, the Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation and Ross McMullen, a former headteacher.



Author: Jean

Senior Lecturer, Education at the University of Northampton. Admissions Tutor for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching.

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