Supporting the effective use of teaching assistants(LEAD9)

Provider: National Union of Teachers
£200.00 (no VAT on this item) for non-members
£50.00 (no VAT on this item) for NUT members

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Description Research has raised many questions about how schools can make best use of teaching assistants to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SENDs). Who should apply: SENCOs, inclusion managers, members of senior leadership teams, teachers with responsibility for the management and deployment of teaching assistants in mainstream schools.
Duration Two days

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Leadership and Management, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Management, Management, Support Staff, Support Staff, Teaching staff, CPD Leader, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Education system, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The course will:

  • examine the findings from research
  • explore ways in which mainstream schools can develop policy and practice to improve the outcomes of pupils with SENDs
  • consider best practice and provide opportunities for participants to share effective practice
  • address the development of whole school policies
  • discuss performance management arrangements for Teaching Assistants

Participants will be equipped to undertake a review of current practice in their school and identify key improvement developments.

Evidence underpinning this approach

All our courses are delivered by experts in their field and the various ideas, theories, techniques and strategies are founded in educational research.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Teachers can match up their progress in the classroom against their memo to me (what they aim to action from this course at their school). Another copy of this will be sent to all teachers 7-8 weeks after the course with form inviting them to assess/analyse implementation and learning so far and plans how to take things forward. This is for personal as well as professional development.

Follow-up activities and support

Group feedback during the course is circulated to participants and they are made aware of new research or developments in that particular field of education (that could be taken further, i.e. professional enquiry and/or university accreditation).


This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.