High Impact Teaching Assistant : supporting learning

This course will be online:-

  • Presenters are presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

Schools in England employ 380,000+ Teaching Assistants and the average school spend on Teaching Assistants is about £200,000 per year, so with all these human resources available its essential that schools unlock the potential of this often-undervalued group of professionals through high quality CPD.

Effective Teaching Assistant deployment can improve pupil progress

Research on TAs delivering targeted interventions in one to-one or small group settings shows a consistent impact on attainment of approximately three to four additional months’ progress (effect size 0.2–0.3). Crucially, these positive effects are only observed when TAs work in structured settings with high quality support and training.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to up-skill Teaching Assistants, providing a practical toolkit of strategies for 1:1 & small group interventions. Suitable for :

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Cover supervisors
  • Supply teachers


  • helping pupils develop independent study skills and manage their own learning.
  • delivering high-quality one-to-one and small group support using structured interventions
  • Adopting evidence-based interventions in small group and one-to-one instruction
  • Complementing what is being taught in the classroom.


Supporting Learning Activities as a Teaching Assistant

  • Complementing learning objectives & outcomes in the classroom
  • Engaging your pupils in metacognitive questioning
  • Planning high quality one-to-one and small group interventions

Developing Pupils' Independence & Self-regulation

  • Stimulating your students' intellectual curiosity and encouraging student-led research
  • Helping students to develop an autonomous and enquiring disposition
  • Techniques to support students to become independent and reflective learners
  • Promoting your students' self-assessment strategies.

This course is £150 per delegate. If booked with Day 2 the cost is £250 per delegate for both courses.

Presenter Profile

Presenter John Medlicott

John Medlicott (@johnmedlicott) is the Director of JMC Education (www.jmcinset.com), having held a number of key academic and pastoral leadership roles in schools and colleges. John still teaches in an Ofsted Outstanding School and has taught for over 20 years. As a teacher trainer & school improvement consultant he works with schools across the UK and internationally. He is regularly graded as “outstanding” by delegates on their evaluation forms. John has spoken recently on challenge and differentiation at a National Conference for Deputy Head teachers and is a regular Keynote speaker and workshop provider in School Leadership and Teaching and Learning.

Cost: £150 per delegate. If booked with Day 2 the cost is £250 per delegate for both courses.

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