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Enabling Support: Getting the best from your TA

TAs make up a quarter of the primary workforce, but they sometimes don't have the impact that we - or they - would like. How can we strengthen the teacher-TA relationship to get the best outcomes for children? This specially-extended on-demand training session expands on some of the ideas in our 'Working With Your TA' short course.

  • How to scaffold without "learned dependence"
  • Strategies for TAs to support learning
  • Develop better working relationships between your teacher and assistant
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1.5 hours
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

It's often said that the best TAs seem to read a teacher's mind, doing jobs before they're asked, providing support exactly where it's needed, and generally complementing their practice to ensure the best outcomes for children. But for newer TAs, or those with less confidence, or those who don't get on with the class-teacher, it can be a frustrating situation for both sides of this working partnership. How can TAs support learning without creating "learned dependence"? How can TAs take the initiative without "treading on toes"? In this training session you will learn:

  • Creative approaches to develop the teacher-TA partnership
  • "Fillers with purpose" that are easy to implement but which have a high-level impact
  • Models of scaffolding that leave children with agency and "develop learning behaviours"



  • Class teachers
  • Middle and senior leaders
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2
Please note this course is around 90 minutes long.

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

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