An Australian politician has claimed “we need to get rid of” pupils with SEND from mainstream classrooms, because “the teacher spends so much time on them, they forget” about others pupils. But data from our new research suggests otherwise...
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MITA Co-ordinator, UCL Institute of Education
I am a co-ordinator for the EEF-funded Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA) project. I also deliver the MITA school improvement course for school leaders and Maximising the Practice of TAs training for school staff. I also contribute on the Master's in Special and Inclusive Education (MASIE) programme at the Institute of Education.
I have 12 years’ experience as an English teacher and senior leader in a large secondary school in London, where I gained first-hand experience of the effective deployment and impact of teaching assistants. In my role as Assistant Principal, I had responsibility for leadership development and I designed and implemented a range of professional learning programmes at both the leadership and classroom level.
I have an MSc in the Psychology of Education and I have conducted research in schools. I have also published case studies, advised on a range of school improvement issues, and facilitated on the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL) at UCL Institute of Education.