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Expert view: Language development

Professor Rhona Stainthorp explains the important aspects of language in early years of education, and how this can impact learning later on in life.

In this video, Helen meets with Professor Rhona Stainthorp, from the Institute of Education at the University of Reading, where she discusses the important aspects of language in the early years of education, and how this can impact secondary school success for individuals.

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