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Performance management of teaching assistants: FAQs

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Last updated on 25 January 2017
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How does appraisal for teaching assistants work? This article answers frequently asked questions about the performance management of teaching assistants (TAs), including whether TAs should be appraised, observing TAs, and line managers for TAs.

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  1. 1 Are there requirements for TA appraisal?
  2. 2 Should TAs on short-term contracts be formally appraised?
  3. 3 How should we appraise an HLTA who is also an unqualified teacher?
  4. 4 Can a more senior TA do the appraisal for TAs on lower pay grades?
  5. 5 Should classroom-based support staff be observed?
  6. 6 Can we grade TA performance against the Ofsted criteria?
  7. 7 Feedback from Ofsted: can it be used in performance management?

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