Applying research in the context of your school is crucial. The video below discusses using the evidence to support your school's aims.

Your school's context

One crucial part of applying the research is evaluating the way that TAs are currently being used in your school. School leaders should make an assessment on the effectiveness of current practice in relation to the evidence. Below is a Red Amber Green (RAG) self-assessment guide that school leaders can use to assess current practice. The guide is used throughout the course as a way of helping schools reflect on their current practice and capturing improvements.

  1. Updated: 5th October, 2018

    A self-assessment guide

    267 KB pdf - TA_RAG_self-assessment.pdf

    Assess current practice and monitor progress against the report's recommendations using the Red Amber Green (RAG) ratings.

An important part of self-assessment might be conducting lesson observations. Below is a TA observation schedule that should allow senior leaders to collect data that will aid their understanding of how TAs are deployed in classrooms across their school.

  1. Updated: 24th February, 2020

    TA observation schedule

    290 KB pdf - TA_Supplementary_Observation_Framework.pdf

    Collect data to aid your understanding of how TAs are deployed in classrooms across the school.