The evidence on TA deployment suggests schools have drifted into a situation in which TAs are often used as an informal instructional resource for pupils in most need. Although this has happened with the best of intentions, this evidence suggests that the status quo is no longer an option. School leaders should systematically review the roles of both teachers and TAs and take a wider view of how TAs can support learning and improve attainment throughout the school.

Files

  • EEF Teacher TA Agreement Template PDF | 317.18 kb

    Support staff to develop and specify their coordinated, but differentiated, roles during lessons

  • TA Diary PDF | 175.67 kb

    A diary to monitor how TAs spend key parts of their day created by North Hykeham All Saints.

  • AP Bishop King RI and RII PDF | 172.49 kb

    An account of how Bishop King's TAs are 'adding value' and has ensured TAs are not always deployed to work with lower-attainers.