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...
Meet the team
MPTA Lead, UCL Institute of Education
I lead on our Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants (MPTA) professional development strand, having researched and carried out extensive training and development work with schools, school clusters and local authorities in this area.
Recent writing includes the book The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Effective Interaction and research papers, which can be downloaded here.
I have taught and led on PGCE and Masters level programmes, and before my extensive experience in Higher Education and training I worked as a primary school teacher for 12 years in London schools.