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Organising CPD activities for teaching assistants
Are there examples of training activities for teaching assistants (TAs)? One of our associate education experts provides examples of activities to help TAs support pupils during lessons. We also link to the CPD Toolkit from The Key, which looks at optimising the impact of TAs.
Developing subject knowledge
We asked Tony Cook, one of our associate education experts, for examples of continuing professional development (CPD) activities that can help teaching assistants (TAs) support pupils during lessons.
The exercises suggested by Tony in this article are intended as examples only, and should be adapted according to the individual development needs of each TA.
Tony said that TAs should be encouraged to develop their subject knowledge in order to gain a better understanding of the content being taught in lessons. You may wish to ask support staff to complete a subject knowledge audit to identify gaps in their understanding.
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