Evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has consistently shown that when Teaching Assistants (TAs) are trained to deliver structured one-on-one or small group interventions they typically add 3 – 4 additional months of educational progress for struggling pupils, compared with more standard ways of using TAs
In order to support the best use of teaching assistants, we have partnered with the TES to create an online course with practical examples of how to implement the recommendations, as well as interviews with head teachers who have changed the way they use TAs and step-by-step guidance. The course is hosted on the EEF website, is completely free, and consists of text, video, curated links and downloadable documents). Just click this link to get started:
Using TAs to deliver high-quality, structured interventions is one of the main recommendations from our campaign on ‘Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants
Alongside the course, we have created a free pack of resources. These include:
- A list of six TA-led projects that have shown a marked positive impact on pupil’s learning.
- Our guidance report on making best use of TAs
- An online audit tool, Red Amber Green (RAG) self-assessment, interventions ‘health-check’ and a suggested change process.