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If she wasn't in that position she'd be out with her mates.
When teaching assistants are working in groups,
what I find really valuable is when they're questioning the pupils there
so that they're pushing
and they're very good and accustomed questioning at the right level,
which if I'm working for one group,
I might not be able to switch quickly enough
if I'm going to talk to Anita or Victor.
But they're very accustomed at working at the right level,
thinking of the right sort of questions
and that's what I like them doing,
just questioning, prompting with those questions,
rephrasing questions if necessary
but also being able to relate it to their experience.
So a good knowledge of the pupil is useful.
And therefore being able to relate what they're doing
back to the pupil's own experience,
so they've got a knowledge base there that they're working from.
Is there anything else we can say about the picture?
There isn't a lot of writing on there.
Why do you think there's not a lot of writing?
Because it leaves you thinking about what she's gone through.
This is how your child could end up if you keep doing the same thing.
Do you think that they've presented it well for us to think about it?
Yeah, I reckon they do.
The audience are probably teenagers, mainly it's for teenagers.
And we've also noticed that it's the same person in different places.
All right, good.
They are very experienced teaching assistants
and quite expert at judging when it is that
they can be working closely with the pupil
and when it is to move away and to back off.
Just so that they can work in their groups
and often in that sort of situation,
they interact much better without any external support
and they don't need that support.
There is not much text on it because when you go away
you think about how she's feeling.
If they are less experienced teaching assistants
or they're not used to working in that way
then sometimes it needs a bit of teacher intervention to say,
'Actually, I want to see what they can do on their own,'
or, 'Let's try it a little bit more hands off.'