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Teaching assistants no effect reading levels.

Teaching assistants no effect reading levels.

Hope remains that changes to the approach could yet help pupils who struggle with reading

A literacy programme led by teaching assistants that aimed to help pupils who struggle with reading has had no impact, according to researchers – contradicting previous findings.

An independent evaluation by Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) explored Switch-on, a 10-week Nottinghamshire County Council scheme where teaching assistants were trained to deliver an intensive one-to-one literacy intervention for pupils having difficulties with reading.

It was made up of short reading sessions that aimed to support the pupils to become more confident and independent in their reading ability.

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