Teaching Assistants at The Isaac Newton, Bourne Elsea Park and Dunholme St Chad's Church of England Primary Schools have been recognised by Ofsted for promoting pupil independence.

'Teaching assistants are a strength. They support pupils’ learning by intervening appropriately should extra help be required and promoting independence by allowing pupils to complete some activities on their own. Leaders understand the importance of allowing teaching assistants to support pupils of all levels of ability.' (The Isaac Newton) 

'Where teaching assistants were most effective, they used questioning well to encourage pupils to think for themselves and work with independence. Furthermore, they provided timely intervention that gave helpful support and guidance.' (Elsea Park)

'Teaching assistants are highly effective in their role. They promote the independence of the pupils they support because they ask high-quality questions that help pupils to ‘think for themselves’.' (Dunholme St Chad's)

Make sure your School-based Lead has cluster meeting dates in the school diary. A full list is available in Resources.
Please let us know, if things change and your SBL needs to attend an alternative cluster meeting. It's not too late to register for one of the Mobilise Choice projects - if you would like your school to join an existing cluster of schools near you, get in touch with the Mobilise team.

You can find a concise overview of the Mobilise Choice Project in this short video: Mobilise Choice: introducing the next phase of Mobilise

The Lincolnshire Learning Partnership is continuing to champion the implementation of research-based evidence in Lincolnshire's schools for a second year through 'Mobilise Choice'. The aim of the MOBILISE project is to ensure that every school leader in Lincolnshire is supported and equipped to make sense of, and act on, the research evidence on: making best use of teaching assistants; cognitive theory and memory; feedback and marking and mental health and well-being.

The ultimate aim of this project is to build an effective cluster-based, school-to-school infrastructure, which will enable all of us to be 'evidence-informed' and 'evidence-ready' in the future – able to rapidly understand, respond and implement research. It will equip teachers, teaching assistants and leaders in your school to become champions of the evidence and see outcomes transformed for our pupils. The aim is that the cluster-model we create together will be used again and again, every time there is new evidence, helping us to be at the cutting edge of school improvement.

If you have any questions regarding the Mobilise project, please contact the team via email at mobilise@kyrateachingschool.com or telephone: 07769661479.