All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘teaching assistant’

Caiden Whelan

A parent story: The impact Talk Boost KS1 made to my son

Since launching in March 2012, I CAN’s Talk Boost KS1 intervention has reached almost 40,000 children in 2,200 schools, boosting their communication skills and helping them to catch up with their peers. One of those children is Mandy’s six year old son, Caiden. Caiden, who is in year 1, recently finished a 10 week Talk Boost KS1 intervention. When describing …

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A look into the effectiveness of TA support, by I CAN’s Senior Education Advisor, Clive Robson

Once again* the effective deployment of teaching assistants (TAs) is back under the spotlight.  Academics from the Institute of Education (IoE), London have found that pupils who received the most support from TAs consistently made less progress than similar pupils who received less TA support.  Why is this and what can teachers and TAs do about it? The number of …

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Volunteering at Meath School by Rachel Markham

Volunteering at Meath School has proved to be an invaluable experience and I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with such a talented and passionate team. From day one, I was made to feel a part of the team, and the gratitude was consistently evident. Aware of my focus for volunteering, I was encouraged to ‘get …

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