VUWBO’s Teaching Assistant’s observation resource provides you with a ready-made tool designed to maximise the impact of TAs in classrooms. Designed with Rob Webster, author of the latest EEF Teaching Assistant guidance, this evaluation tool focuses schools on the central issues of:
evaluate the effectiveness of the teacher’s deployment of the TA throughout a lesson.
investigate whether your TAs have been equipped with the skills to support learning in the classroom across the ability range.
explore how effectively TAs have been prepared for the lesson so that they can make a positive impact on learning and assessment.
Use the evaluation descriptors and guidance on gathering evidence to:
baseline current practice
Provide user level access for TAs so they can access their observations and keep records of their professional learning.
Visit the CPD area of the online membership area to download and print all of the TA observation comments and use these for staff training.
Read St Hild’s CofE Secondary School case study, to find out how member schools use the VUWBO’s TA tool to facilitate professional discussion about the practice, preparedness and deployment of TAs. Read Full Case Study here
Find out more about maximising the impact of teaching assistants in this Education Endowment Fund Report and read the author, Rob Webster’s,
Introduction to VUWBO TAs.
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