Tailor objectives to particular roles
Teaching assistants (TAs) can have a wide range of roles and responsibilities. Adapt our suggested objectives below to reflect the requirements of the individual TA and your school’s priorities.
You might find it useful to look at these articles for ideas when setting objectives:
- Professional standards for teaching assistants
- Teaching assistants: expectations at different levels
- Support staff: performance management
- Monitoring the effectiveness of teaching assistants
- Teaching assistant (TA): skills audit
- Teaching assistant or HLTA: model job description
- Learning support assistant (LSA): model job description
The following objectives, success criteria and monitoring arrangements were developed with help from our associate education expert, David Roche.
Remember that 'professional development' can cover a range of activities, for example:
- Going on a course
- Researching strategies (e.g. in supporting challenging behaviour)
For a newer / less experienced TA:
To undertake professional development in behaviour management in order to enhance and improve the current classroom role,