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Does persistent absence affect disadvantaged pupils more than advantaged pupils? Most educators believe that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds or attending a more disadvantaged school are less likely to do well, what this study tells us, however, is that ‘the effects of absence on achievement appear to be larger for students attending more advantaged schools, and students with higher levels of prior attainment.
Working with other adults in the classroom (TAs) Asking TAs to do these task is ineffective and does not improve the quality of the learning your pupils are receiving: Leave!; Photocopying; Provide equipment; Sit with the naughty children; Hand out books and paper; Escort pupils to behaviour.