Teaching Assistant Deployment Review Guide

Course Leader:           Nicola Davis – Deputy Head & West Midlands Regional Lead (WSS).

Target Audience:       School Leaders/SENCOs

Dates:                          17th January 2020

1.00pm – 4.00pm

Cost:                            £90

Course Content:

A workshop focussed on use of Teaching Assistants in school – based on Whole School SEND Teaching Assistant Deployment Guide.

The workshop will support a school’s approach to TA’s deployment, practice and preparation.

Extensive research has shown that the impact of TAs support is linked to the quality of TA’s deployment and preparation.

It means that the best indicators of how effective TAs are in classrooms is the decisions made by school leaders and teachers.

The session will aim to:

  • Strengthen the process of Self-evaluation of TA Deployment in context of whole school improvement
  • Support analysis of staff surveys to inform future practice
  • Identify and share good practice
  • Identify and write actions in areas for development

There will be a presentation and the workshop will be interactive in order to allow for attendees to create their own action plan resulting from self-evaluation; surveys and professional discussion.