The Teaching Assistant’s Resource Pack provides a complete guide to working with and managing teaching assistants in your school.

Does your school utilise key staff members and teaching assistants effectively? By helping to boost your teaching assistants’ motivation levels, focus, direction and heart-felt belonging, you can make a real difference to the overall performance of your school. Achieving this will not only help your teaching assistants feel more satisfied, but will also help to improve staff productivity and the support given to your pupils.

The Teaching Assistants Resource Pack will help you do this. This valuable resource is intended to help you to manage and make the most of the TAs in your school, looking at the things you need to know and consider in relation to your TAs. From looking at the teaching assistant’s place in the workforce, to ideas for class teachers and INSET, the Teaching Assistants Resource Pack is an essential part of your toolkit in today’s primary teaching environment.

The Teaching Assistants Resource Pack provides a complete guide to working with and managing teaching assistants in your school. It contains five copies of the Teaching Assistants Handbook which is written specifically for TAs, and one copy of Making the Most of Teaching Assistants for the person at your school who is in charge of them. Also included is a free CD-Rom – containing all materials from the books for you to reproduce and use with your staff.

Making the Most of Teaching Assistants

“Making the Most of Teaching Assistants focuses on the nuts and bolts, providing page after page of case studies, model policies, proformas for appraisal…” TES

Making the Most of Teaching Assistants is designed to help headteachers and teachers work more effectively with their assistants in primary schools. Written by specialists, it gives you access to best practice and shows how you might deal with the issues you face.

This book contains advice on the following:

  • Coping with the changing role of the teaching assistant.

  • Clarifying job descriptions.

  • Carry out performance management for teaching assistants.

  • Writing a policy statement.

  • Using induction procedures.

  • Introducing an INSET programme.

Making the Most of Teaching Assistants recognises the potential that well-managed, valued and motivated teaching assistants can have a positive impact on both schools and standards.

Teaching Assistant’s Handbook

The second book is the Teaching Assistant’s Handbook. This book is written for teaching assistants to help them with their role in school. It covers a spectrum of issues and themes that your staff will need to address in the classroom and in a wider context of being a professional.

Authoritative, accurate and easy to read, it covers the key areas including matters such as:

  • How to get on in your chosen career

  • Planning with the class teacher

  • School inspections

  • Managing behaviour

  • Children with special educational needs

  • Playground duties

  • Working with children – the legal aspects

Together, these two books will provide you and your staff with the information you need to:

  • Look at the division of labour in your school and plan your work/lessons more effectively.
  • Clarify your school policy so that roles are clearly defined.
  • Save you time by offering suggestions for induction and INSET.
  • Provide you with ready-prepared templates on CD Rom which you can print out and use.
  • Order the Teaching Assistants Resource Pack today and you will receive ONE copy of Making the Most of Teaching Assistants, FIVE copies of the Teaching Assistant’s Handbook, and a CD ROM containing all material from the books for you to reproduce and use with your staff.

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