Developing Teaching Assistant Programme (Primary and Secondary) Download Flyer

This programme is for Primary and Secondary TAs/LSAs and Support Staff who are either quite early in their role, or for those who wish to develop their current practice. Following the programme they leave with clear ideas on how to enhance the teaching and learning of the pupils they support and maximise their effectiveness.

About the Programme
This highly interactive programme gives delegates the opportunity to share previous experiences, expertise and new learning with colleagues in a supportive yet challenging environment.  They will feel inspired and motivated to take their learning back into school having an immediate impact with their pupils and colleagues.  The following areas will be explored:

  • The qualities of an effective Teaching Assistant
  • Clear identification of Learning needs and how learning takes place
  • Developing skills in supporting learning, creating challenge for progress
  • Questioning
  • Differentiation
  • Coaching to enhance Learning and pupil ownership of Learning

Mentor Support
Delegates will benefit from a mentor or someone to support them in school who can help guide them through the post-sessional challenges which includes lesson observations and other small activities back in school.

Mentor Briefing
A 30 minute online mentor briefing will be arranged for mentors ahead of the first session this is to share the content of the programme, and how mentors can best support their TAs back in school to develop and get the most out of the programme.  

How will my students benefit?
All aspects explored on the programme are immediately transferable to the classroom.  Delegates will significantly increase their effectiveness when working with students and teachers.  New ideas bought back into the classroom can be shared.

Previous Delegate Feedback

"I have found a whole new enthusiasm for how I approach work...I now believe in myself and how I work with my classroom teacher. I am more aware of how I encourage children to develop their learning."

"I will encourage pupils to maximize their potential and support them in making choices according to their abilities..."

"As a new TA, this has shown me the impact that both myself and the teacher can have if we work together."

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Arranging a Bespoke programme for you!
Increasingly, organisations are requesting bespoke programmes across their MAT or collaborative partnership and proud to facilitate this. If you are interested in discussing further, please email

We can also offer a package of provision for TAs/LSAs and HLTAs across a MAT or collaborative partnership including.  Programmes may include;

Please email to discuss further


Venue Drapers Maylands Primary School
Dates 02, 09, 16, 23 November 2023
Time 08:45 to 12:30
Delegate Price £200.00
TSA Member Price £180.00
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