Posted on Monday 19th Apr 2021
UCL Institute for Education finds 88% of TAs supported vulnerable and key worker children in school
Teaching assistants have emerged as the “unsung heroes” of the pandemic with more than half stepping up to take classes in schools during lockdown while teachers delivered remote learning to children at home, a study shows.
Researchers at UCL Institute for Education found nearly nine out of 10 (88%) TAs supported vulnerable and key worker children in school during lockdown, with 51% managing a whole class or bubble on their own, as teachers prepared and delivered remote lessons, often from home.
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