CPD activities for teaching assistants (TAs)

Share our audit with your teaching assistants (TAs) to help you identify their strengths and areas where they need more support. Find 4 ways to boost their confidence via targeted CPD in areas such as subject knowledge and assessment.

Last reviewed on 23 February 2022
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 12012
Contents
  1. First, download and adapt our skills audit 
  2. Encourage TAs to develop their subject knowledge
  3. Get them to shadow teachers during lesson planning
  4. Offer them project-based work in a particular subject area
  5. Enhance their understanding of assessment

First, download and adapt our skills audit 

Share it with your TAs

Use it to:

KeyDoc: teaching assistant skills audit DOC, 236.5 KB
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Tailor the audit for TAs working with pupils with special educational needs (SEN)

Section 4 of the skills audit is for TAs working with pupils with SEN. They can use it to track their confidence in key areas, including knowledge of SEN-specific practice, attitudes and skills.

Encourage TAs to develop their subject knowledge

Primary schools: see if your English or maths hubs can help 

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