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Teaching assistants: subject leadership roles

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Last updated on 29 June 2017
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Can a teaching assistant have the role of subject leader? In this article, we relay advice from the DfE and unions on whether this would be appropriate and how you might decide pay. We also refer to the regulations that teaching assistants can undertake specified work under supervision.

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  1. 1 DfE: it's the headteacher's decision
  2. 2 Voice and ASCL: it would be difficult for TAs to lead the work of teachers
  3. 3 Pay
  4. 4 TAs can undertake specified work under supervision

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