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Use our template for observing teaching assistants (TAs) to help you maximise their impact in your school. It draws on the professional standards for TAs.

Download our template to use when you’re observing TAs

We worked with our associate education expert Nina-Siddall Ward to create a version with prompts, and a blank version:

Draw from the professional standards for TAs

Use the professional standards for teaching assistants to help you identify strengths and areas for development.

The standards, published by the National Association of Headteachers, UNISON, the National Education Trust, and Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants, are divided into 4 themes:

  • Personal and professional conduct
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Teaching and learning
  • Working with others

Read our articles to find out more about the professional standards for TAs and monitoring the effectiveness of TAs.

Optimise the impact of your TAs with our CPD Toolkit

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