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Sharples, Jonathan; Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
While the number of teachers in mainstream schools in England has remained relatively steady over the last decade or so, the number of full-time equivalent TAs has more than trebled since 2000: from 79,000 to 243,700. Teaching assistants comprise over a quarter of the workforce in mainstream schools in England: 35% of the primary workforce, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Aides, Preschool Education
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Rienzo, Cinzia; Rolfe, Heather; Wilkinson, David – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Changing Mindsets project sought to improve academic attainment by supporting pupils to develop a growth mindset: the belief that intelligence is not a fixed characteristic and can be increased through effort. Previous research (Good et al., 2003; Blackwell et al., 2007) has suggested that holding this belief enables pupils to work harder and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Intervention, Workshops, Undergraduate Students
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Buchanan, Emily; Morrison, Jo; Walker, Matthew; Aston, Helen; Cook, Rose – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one-to-one tuition, predominantly to disadvantaged pupils in schools in challenging communities. The tutors are university students and recent graduates, enabling tuition to be provided at a competitive rate on a not-for-profit basis. This three-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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Buchanan, Emily; Worth, Jack; Aston, Helen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
The Tutor Trust is a Manchester-based charity that aims to provide affordable small group and one to one tuition to schools. The Trust recruits university students and recent graduates, which enables it to provide tuition at a competitive rate. It predominantly aims to support schools in challenging communities and pupils who are looked-after or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students