Empowering TAs in Primary Schools

Teaching assistants make up a quarter of the primary workforce, and they can be a powerful tool in creating inclusive learning. Sometimes, though, they are left struggling to find direction, or to feel valued as part of the school ‘team’. This one-day course will explore how you can:

  • Help you support children without creating ‘learned dependency’
  • Improve your confidence across the primary curriculum
  • Give you practical strategies and ideas to support your teacher
6 hours
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

TAs fulfil a huge range of roles and services in our schools; their job can be stimulating and rewarding, providing expert support to enable independent learning, wider inclusion, and better emotional and physical wellbeing for our children. Occasionally, though, TAs can feel a bit ‘abandoned’ for lack of direction, and perhaps with the most vulnerable children. How can TAs empower themselves to deliver more effective support? What can they do to take the initiative?

This training will:

  • Explore practical methods for developing reasoning, challenge and collaborative learning
  • Suggest techniques to improve the teacher-TA relationship
  • Develop confidence about your place in the school
  • Improve your curriculum subject knowledge


  • Teaching assistants (all levels, all years)
  • Primary teachers
  • Senior leaders 

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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