In this episode of Action!...
- Education Professionals
In this programme, a team of learning support assistants at Hackney's Gainsborough Primary School, provide activities, sessions and inspirational role-modelling for students.
Carol works with Year 5 & 6 pupils who have been referred to the team by their class teacher. She also runs a social skills group linked to the lunchtime film and drama club.
These sessions help pupils who are struggling to connect socially with others. Alan works with Year 3 and above. He has a respected role in school as confidant and discreetly feeds back pupils' problems to their teachers.
Alan is also responsible for lunchtime sport activities and "circle time" sessions - both seen as key role-modelling opportunities for boys.
Henry is the EMAG co-ordinator for the whole school, charged with raising achievement in black and ethnic-minority pupils.
Many of the pupils he works with, have a language, culture or behaviour difficulty.
Part of the series: School Matters
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