Research

Press coverage, articles and blogs about our work

There can be no hiding place for schools that don't meet their responsibilities to children with SEND - TES (Oct 2017)

Rob Webster talks to Marc Rowland from Rosendale Research School about MITA - podcast (Oct 2017)

'Significant proportion' of SEN teaching is being delivered by TAs - Sec Ed (July 2017)

The myth of inclusion - TES (June 2017)

SEND education ‘too dependent on teaching assistants’, researchers say - TES (June 2017)

The TES blog series (March-May 2017)

  1. Schools don't use TAs effectively – here are four ways to get the most out of your TAs
  2. The five steps TAs must follow to increase student independence | 5 Steps sketchnote by @olivercaviglioli
  3. Four steps to more effective joint planning between TAs and teachers
  4. Six steps to ensure effective TA-led interventions
  5. Teaching assistants are being overstretched and exploited

TAs: superheroes sold short | Editorial It’s time to end TAs’ classroom identity crisis - TES (Feb 2017)

Teaching assistants: how can the role be developed and why aren't they appreciated more? TES Facebook chat with Rob Webster - video interview (Feb 2017)

Side by side. Three schools making the most of their teaching assistants - Nursery World (Jan 2017)

TES talks to... Rob Webster - TES (Nov 2016)

Teaching assistants are winning praise but losing pay - Nursery World (Oct 2016)

TA standards ‘nothing to do with us’, says Gibb – as unions publish report - Schools Week (June 2016)

Help needed - The Economist (June 2016)

Is the solution to the teacher supply crisis already in our classrooms? - IOE blog (June 2016)

'A worrying proportion of teaching assistants go into the classroom not knowing what's going to happen in the lesson': Sir John Dunford - TES (March 2016)

The Teaching Assistants Standards report that Nicky Morgan doesn’t want you to see - Schools Week (Oct 2015)

Teaching assistant standards still delayed after six months - Schools Week (Sept 2015)

How teaching assistants can make a real difference in the classroom - The Guardian (Apr 2015)

Most schools failing to use teaching assistants effectively, report says - TES (Feb 2015)

How to use TAs more effectively - Schools Week (Feb 2015)

The best ways to work with teaching assistants - The Conversation (Feb 2015) 

Teaching assistants to have new set of standards - BBC News (Oct 2014)

Teaching assistants: New revolutionary model for effective use of support staff - TES (Sept 2014)

TAs: only a research-policy-practice trialogue will lead to evidence-based policy-making - IOE blog (June 2014)

North Carolina pay raise is more important than teacher assistants - The News & Observer, USA (June 2014)

Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy - The Guardian (April 2014)

Be careful what you wish for: Parents, professionals and the new SEN system - IOE blog (March 2014)

What's the evidence on… the impact of teaching assistants? - Education Media Centre (March 2014)

Pupils with special needs 'separated' from teachers - TES (Feb 2013)