Research School Network: Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants (BWMAT) Exclusive to Bath & Wells MAT

in-person/online


Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants (BWMAT)

Exclusive to Bath & Wells MAT

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* Limit 1 per person

Dates

5 October, 2023
16:00 - 17:00

Online

- somerset

11 January, 2024
09:00 - 15:00

Flourish House
Cathedral Park
Wells - somerset

7 March, 2024
09:00 - 15:00

The Blue School
Kennion Road
Wells - somerset

9 May, 2024
09:00 - 15:00

Flourish House
Cathedral Park
Wells - somerset

3 July, 2024
16:00 - 17:00

Online

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About the programme

Suitable for: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, T&L Leads, SENDCOs and HLTAs


This programme is designed to provide practical, evidence-based guidance to help primary, first and middle schools make the best use of teaching assistants.

  • Enable schools to review and reform the deployment and preparation of teaching assistants, based on the most recent research evidence.
  • Support schools to re-think, consider and address securing the best value from Teaching Assistants enabling them to make a meaningful contribution to teaching and learning.
  • Support schools to plan and deliver high quality training for teachers and TAs.
  • Model how the use of evidence can have a positive impact on leading change and school improvement through a process of effective implementation executed in stages.

Modules


Module 1 Foundations
Leading Evidence-Informed Improvement. An introduction to implementation and MBUTAs guidance 

Module 2 Exploring
Effective deployment of teaching assistants. Guiding principles and first steps

Module 3 Preparing

Bringing the MBUTAs evidence to life.
Part 1: recommendations 1&2

Module 4 Preparing

Bringing the MBUTAs evidence to life.
Part 2: recommendations 3 – 7

Module 5 Delivering

Applying principles in practice.
Talking heads’ and mediated school-to-school conversations

Module 6 Delivering

A practice: exemplification of encountering problems. Insights from MITA journeys

Module 7 Sustaining

Securing sustainable next steps. Evolving processes, approaches and practice

Course leaders

& Expert Guest Speakers from the RSN, EEF


TCO

Tom Colquhoun

Director of West Somerset Research School

Tom Colquhoun, Director of West Somerset Research School

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Sally Franklin

Sally Franklin

Education Consultant, UCL, Ed Send

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Resources

Downloadable Guidance Reports from the EEF


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Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation

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