Applying research in the context of your school is crucial. The video below discusses using the evidence to support your school's aims.

Your school's context

One crucial part of applying the research is evaluating the way that TAs are currently being used in your school. School leaders should make an assessment on the effectiveness of current practice in relation to the evidence. Below is a Red Amber Green self assessment guide that school leaders can use to assess current practice. 

  1. Updated: 29th September, 2016

    5. A self-assessment guide

    438 KB pdf - TA_RAG_self-assessment.pdf

    Assess current practice and monitor progress against the report's recommendations using the Red Amber Green (RAG) ratings.

An important part of self-assessment might be conducting lesson observations. Below is a TA observation schedule that should allow senior leaders to collect data that will aid their understanding of how TAs are deployed in classrooms across their school.

  1. Updated: 29th September, 2016

    7. TA observation schedule

    121 KB pdf - TA_Supplementary_Observation_Framework.pdf

    Collect data to aid your understanding of how TAs are deployed in classrooms across the school.