Developing TEACHING ASSISTANT Programme (Primary and Secondary)

Important Message

This programme is now full but will be available again soon. Please contact Melanie Jones on 01277 314420 for more information


This programme is for Primary and Secondary TAs/LSAs and Support Staff who are either quite early in their role, or for those who wish to develop their current practice. Following the programme they leave with clear ideas on how to enhance the teaching and learning of the pupils they support and maximise their effectiveness.

About the Programme

Delegates have the opportunity to share previous experience, expertise and new learning with colleagues in a supportive yet challenging environment.  They will feel inspired and motivated to take their learning back into school having an immediate impact with their pupils and colleagues.  The following areas will be explored:

  • The qualities of an effective Teaching Assistant
  • Clear identification of Learning needs and how learning takes place
  • Developing skills in supporting learning, creating challenge for progress
  • Questioning
  • Differentiation
  • Coaching to enhance Learning and pupil ownership of Learning

Delegates will benefit from a mentor or someone to support them in school who can help guide them through the post-sessional challenges which includes lesson observations and other small activities back in school.

Mentors will be invited to attend 30 minute Mentor Briefing on the first morning of the programme from 08.15-08.45.

What have previous delegates said about the programme

I have found a whole new enthusiasm for how I approach work…I now believe in myself and how I work with my classroom teacher. I am more aware of how I encourage children to develop their learning.”

How will my students benefit?

All aspects explored on the programme are immediately transferrable to the classroom.  Delegates will significantly increase their effectiveness when working with students and teachers.  New ideas bought back into the classroom can be shared.

Arranging a Bespoke programme

Should you wish to arrange a bespoke programme to be held at your school for you and/or your partner schools for up to 12-14 delegates, we can organise this for you.  Please email

Course start date TBC
Course duration 4 morning sessions over 4 weeks
Course time 8:45 am-12:30 pm
Venue St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Coxes Farm Road, Billericay, CM11 2UB
Cost £200 (£180 for Billericay TSA Members) For further information on the benefits of becoming a member please visit
Note Mentors are required to attend the Mentor Briefing (8.15am - 8.45am)

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