Maximising the Impact of TAs

Maximising the Impact of TAs

About MITA

MITA are a coalition of advisors, trainers and researchers based at the Centre for Inclusive Education, UCL Insitute of Education. Their aim is to help schools ensure TAs thrive in their role and can support improved outcomes for pupils. They have produced national leading guidance on making the best use of teaching assistants and deliver CPD training for TAs and teachers.

TA Deployment Review Guide

Part funded by the Department for Education, as part of Whole School SEND, and produced by MITA and London Leadership Strategy in partnership with UK school leaders, the TA Deployment Review Guide sets out a framework for evaluating and improving the deployment of Teaching Assistants. 

EEF MITA Project

The Maximising the Impact of TAs project will be delivered over 2017/18, led by UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and funded by the Education Endowment Foundation. This project aims to develop the way that teaching assistants can improve students’ outcomes by working in a whole class setting. It will provide training, at different times, for all staff in the school:

  • Headteachers and one other senior leader from each school will attend 4 local training sessions, explaining the research about effective use of TAs, and introducing the framework for improving TA practice
  • Consultants will attend the school in between training sessions, to support school leaders with reviewing current practice, strategic planning and the implementation of key principles and recommendations
  • Training sessions for TAs on effective interactions with pupils and improving pupil independence, with gap tasks in-between
  • Training sessions for teachers on planning lessons and organising classrooms effectively to capitalise on the TA training.

London Leadership Strategy has recruited and trained 19 TA Reviewers to support this work.

Please contact for more information on Maximising the Impact of TAs.

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