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The distinctive contribution of additional staff

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmall-Scale Research in Primary Schools
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader for Learning and Professional Development
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781315881225
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2013


There is increasing use of additional staff (teaching assistants, learning support assistants, behaviour support assistants, special educational needs auxiliaries, classroom assistants) to promote positive discipline and support pupils with behavioural difficulties in school in Scotland. We explore some findings from a Scottish Executive funded research project (Munn et al., 2004), presenting some views of additional staff, pupils, parents and teaching staff on the diverse roles, professional and personal attributes and effectiveness of additional staff.

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