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Effective Leadership of TAs for SENCOs

Making the best use of your TAs for measurable impact

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Leading a Team: A Course for Support Staff Team Leaders.

Suitable for: New and more experienced SENCOs who have been considering an overhaul of team responsibilities to be more in-line with the Code of Practice revision and the latest Ofsted Inspection guidelines.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8330WW

Being a new SENCO can be daunting, not only are you responsible for leading the whole school progress of students with additional needs you are also responsible for the delivery of affective support within strict budgetary and legislative guidelines across the whole school. The effective deployment of TAs has never been more important.

  • Reconsider your register rational, is it still relevant?
  • Consider the latest research on the most effective deployment of TAs
  • Consider the training needs of the TAs in the light of this research
  • Develop a clear and transparent performance management structure for TAs
  • Encourage understanding of all effective data tracking to identify progress
  • Devise a strategy that encourages independent learning


Reconsider the rationale for your register
  • Have you ‘inherited’ the register or not had time to re-evaluate
  • Revisit independent data such as RAISEonline and CATs
  • Has the profile of your register changed?
Consider the latest research on the TA deployment — What does it mean for you?
  • EEF guidance
  • Blatchford
  • DISS project
Audit of training needs for TAs
  • Interventions
  • In-class support
  • Understanding data and target setting
Setting up a performance management structure for TAs
  • What will it look like?
  • Delivering changes/support mechanisms
  • Introducing a rationale for new ways of working
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