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Improving literacy through teaching assistants


Teaching assistants are employed in most primary schools in England, but until now, little has been known about what contribution they make to educational outcomes. Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela assess the impact of a carefully designed programme of small group tuition for five-year-olds that enables teaching assistants to be used more effectively to improve literacy.


Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela

2 November 2018     Paper Number CEPCP538

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Education and skills programme.