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Teaching assistant

Find videos, features and quick tips to help all teaching assistants enhance their role, including strategies for SEN and behaviour management.

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Useful links

Useful sites for TAs and HLTAs.


Transition – helping pupils cope with change

School workforce development adviser, Elaine Hunt, talks about the role support staff play at this time of year.

TAs and transition



15 mins Secondary Special Needs - SEN Pupils in Transition
How one school meets the needs of present and future SEN pupils

Tips and advice

Beginning of term ice-breaker

Try this game to help settle a new group of pupils:

Common Ground: Good for small groups, time the pupils for 5 minutes, in that time they must come up with a list of things they all have in common, then get them to report back to you.



Whether you've achieved full HLTA status, or just thinking about it, take a look at our HLTA Hub where you will find more information and resources.


Latest TA newsletter

Our termly installment of videos, tips and resources for TAs and HLTAs.

Latest newsletter for TAs (PDF 1.2mb)