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Primary Teaching Assistants: Learners and Learningdraws together opinion, practice, policy and theory that are of central importance to teaching assistants and other support staff working in primary schools. This book presents a rich variety of material written by teachers, teaching assistants, researchers and parents, that has been carefully chosen to offer a broad-based understanding of learning in primary education and the contexts in which learners adults as well as children - can engage with learning. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes, amongst others, new chapters on after school clubs, outdoor learning and adult assertiveness. Bringing together different perspectives it examines: the changing role of teaching assistants the nature of learning and assessment approaches to learning support and inclusive practices the relationships that are central to children's learning and social development Written for learning support staff and also their teacher colleagues, the book aims to recognise and enrich the contribution that teaching assistants can make to children's education.