Useful downloads:

Guidance report

The EEF has published guidance on the effective use of teaching assistants. The guidance report, along with resources and a course to help make best use of the guidance can be found here.

What are the costs?

The average cost of employing a teaching assistant, including salary and on-costs, is estimated at about £18,000. Overall, costs are estimated as high.

What should I consider?

Before you implement this strategy in your learning environment, consider the following:

Have you identified the activities where TAs can support learning, rather than simply managing tasks?

Have you provided support and training for teachers and TAs so that they understand how to work together effectively?

How will you ensure that teachers do not reduce their support or input to the pupils supported by TAs?

Have you considered how you will evaluate the impact of how you deploy your TAs?


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