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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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Thurston, Allen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
"Talk of the Town" is a community led approach to supporting the speech, language and communication (SLC) skills of children and young people, aged 0-19, living in areas of social disadvantage. It is delivered by the Communication Trust. This evaluation reports on a randomised controlled trial undertaken with 2696 pupils in 64 primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Infants, Children