Teaching assistant (TA): skills audit

Use our skills audit to help your teaching assistants (TAs) – including those supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN) – identify their strengths and make plans to nurture their skills.

Last reviewed on 6 July 2023
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  1. Download and adapt our skills audit for your TAs

Download and adapt our skills audit for your TAs

Share this skills audit with your TAs to help them assess their skills, knowledge and confidence in key areas. 

It includes sections on TAs' knowledge, skills and attitude, and has:

  • Questions for discussion with TAs' line managers
  • Actions to take for further development
  • A section on working with pupils with SEN

To make the audit more manageable for your busy staff members, you could:

  • Ask them to complete it 1 section at a time
  • Choose a few important questions, based on your school's development priorities
KeyDoc: teaching assistant skills audit DOC, 236.5 KB

You could use the audit to:

  • Start discussions about setting actions to address their development needs
  • Structure a CPD programme
  • Inform future performance objectives, along with other evidence
  • Build and update a skills database across your school or trust

Read guidance on developing a CPD programme and use our template to record your TAs' training and qualifications. 

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