Maximising Teaching Assistants training
Improving pupil independence
This course for teaching assistants is 1.5 days of coverage. It is recommended that it is delivered as:
Day 1: Effective interactions to support pupil independence. Delivered over one day, with gap tasks to be completed before day 2
Day 2: Reviewing gap tasks; delivering effective interventions; collaborative group work. Delivered over a half-day
The course for teachers is delivered in one half-day session. It is advised that the teacher course is delivered alongside the training for TAs.
Day 1 can be delivered independently of Day 2, and works well as a full day of professional development for groups of TAs. It is also possible to deliver training across a number of weeks. Similarly, the timings of the courses can be extended if desired, allowing more time for reflection and discussion.
The training content has been developed and approved by UEL and UCL Institute of Education.