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Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants

School-based Training for Teaching Assistants and Teachers

This is follow-up training for any schools that have previously accessed the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA) programme  and focuses on the practice of Teaching Assistants and how they apply the MITA training in class. Based on extensive and ground-breaking research, this course introduces a classroom-tested framework as the basis for practical strategies and reflective activities to help TAs improve the support they provide to pupils.

  • Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of teachers and TAs
  • Scaffolding as a framework for developing pupil independence
  • Reflect on your practice and develop specific scaffolding strategies
  • How to contribute to assessment for learning
  • Effective delivery of intervention programmes
  • Supporting collaborative group work
  • Planning changes to your practice

Course Structure

The programme is for Teaching Assistants in schools that have already completed MITA training, plus a senior leader per school. It is delivered over three half-day sessions. Training will be delivered to individual schools or clusters of schools.

Course Delivery

The programme will be delivered by Emma Cornhill, Head Teacher at Fairburn Community Primary School.


To be decided by participating schools


In participating schools


The cost of the programme is £700 for a whole-school booking, or to a group of schools (maximum number 30 delegates). Your school will also be required to buy the accompanying book at a cost of £17.99 per copy (schools can decide how many copies they will require).


Please email Kerry.young@meadowside.n-yorks.sch.uk with your requirements.

Please note that in the event of a cancellation the following terms will be applied:

Cancellations within two weeks of the first event: 50% charge; cancellations within 48 hrs of the event/no show: 100% charge. If delegates do not attend, your school will still be charged the full amount.