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Teaching assistants: support in action (Wales)
Teaching assistants: support in action (Wales)

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3 Support in action

A teaching assistant’s role of supporting teaching and learning in the classroom may evolve with time. Alternatively an assistant may be recruited to the role for that very purpose, or perhaps they might lie somewhere in the middle, having joined the body of teaching assistants just as the role was being reviewed and bearing witness to its expansion and development. In the penultimate section of this unit, we focus with a degree of detail on the practice of teaching assistant Caroline Higham.