Creating an Outstanding Teaching Assistant


Course introduction

This training course is available as in-house training.

The ‘Creating an Outstanding Teaching Assistant’ training course is designed to develop participant’s understanding of the TA’s role and identify key strategies and techniques to aid learning in the classroom. Through practical activities and discussions, the training will unpick what is meant by an outstanding Teaching Assistant and how the role can make a real difference to students’ progress.

Time will be spent discussing the role of the TA as well as the opportunity to self-assess where participants are currently in relation to the Teaching Assistant standards as well as the current research and results-driven initiatives. Participants will share good practice and take away development around effective communication both with staff and students to ensure on-going success.

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What we will cover throughout the day

  • Have clear understanding of the Teaching Assistant’s role;

  • Unpick the standards required as a Teaching Assistant;

  • Communicate effectively with the teacher and support planning;

  • Create clear and simple strategies for effective questioning;

  • Develop ideas for support and design effective resources;

  • Understand own performance and challenges as well as resources and research to develop the role;

  • Plan in advance to maximise effective support within the classroom.

Target audience

This course is targeted at teaching assistants in early years, primary and secondary school.

Trainers for this course

Karen Ferguson


Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000, but moved into the SEND environment, working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities to... give them the skills to achieve their full potential. The majority of her training was on the job, which showed the need for training in this area.

She was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver training in the field of SEND. Karen offers various SEND and condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia. She has continued her own professional development throughout the years including a Masters in Education, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA formal qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.

Karen believes in a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and she is committed to ensure that education is developed and delivered to as many people as possible.

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In-House Training

In-House Training

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