This is a practical guide to the role, management, and deployment of teaching assistants. It offers comprehensive and informed support, underpinned by illustrative case studies throughout. Information and practical guidance is given on:
the role and competencies of teaching assistants
how to audit the existing teaching assistant provision in the school
the teaching assistant's role in planning, delivery and feedback
how to appoint, induct, mentor and appraise teaching assistants
the effective management of teaching assistants by teachers and managers, and the need for a whole school approach
opportunities for continual professional development for teaching assistants.
This book is based on extensive observation of teaching assistants working in schools, and will have practical significance and implications for headteachers, senior management staff, teachers, LEA advisors, trainers and consultants.