How to work best with teaching assistants

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

TAs are an indispensible part of the school workforce, yet much-publicised research has found that the support they provide has little or no effect on pupil attainment. The reason for this has little to do with TAs. Instead, the evidence shows that schools tend to use TAs in ways that inhibit their potential, rather than release it. This session sets the record straight on the headlines about teaching assistants’ use and impact, and offers schools an evidence-informed way forward. Rob will share practical strategies and signpost resources for reviewing, rethinking and re-energising your TA workforce.