This course is aimed at members of the senior leadership team interested in the impact of teaching assistants. The deployment of teaching assistants has very much changed over the past 30 years but can still vary greatly from school to school in terms of roles and responsibilities. We have however known for some time, that the impact on learning compared to cost has been very low. With the Education Endowment Foundation now producing guidance on how to maximise effectiveness, here we unpick the report for quick and easy reference. We take the summary of recommendations one by one and explore what these means in real terms.
With over 20 years experience, Julie is a staunchly passionate and committed primary educator, having dedicated her career to training and school improvement. She travels nationally and internationally to support schools though evidence based research with subject specific, teaching pedagogies and other focus areas. She specialises in SEND and early language learning and still teaches in order to maintain a close connection pupils and the current themes in education.