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CentrePiece article
Improving literacy through teaching assistants
Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela
November 2018
Paper No' CEPCP538:
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CentrePiece 23 (3) Autumn 2018

Tags: literacy; ict; 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.

This article summarises ‘Teaching Assistants, Computers and Classroom Management: Evidence from a Randomised Control Trial’ by Helen Johnson, Sandra McNally, Heather Rolfe, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Robert Savage, Janet Vousden and Clare Wood, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1562, August 2018.