Teaching assistants now make up 28 percent of the school workforce, and schools are increasingly looking at the added value TAs can bring to pupil progress.
The non-statutory Professional Standards report, released in 2016 suggests that a TA should:
- Raise the learning and attainment of pupils
- Promote independence, self-esteem, and social inclusion
- Give help to allow pupils to access the curriculum
In your classroom, your teaching assistant will probably have a huge range of different responsibilities including supporting children and administrative tasks. In such a busy working environment, it can be hard to make sure they’re having maximum impact on learning.
Here are five top tips to help your TA add value to your practice and make a difference to your learners.