Brilliant 'Brilliant TA' programme

January 2018

On behalf of The Redstart Teaching Alliance, The Redstart Primary school offered a comprehensive training programme for Teaching Assistants keen to develop their knowledge and skills. The programme was designed using the professional standards for teaching assistants with the aim of ensuring excellence in the classroom, by effectively supporting teaching and learning.

The Redstart Primary School ran a four day ‘Brilliant TA’ programme which was open to any TA’s within the Redstart Alliance.

The programme covered topics such as Personal and Professional Conduct, Teaching and Learning, Knowledge and Understanding and Working with Others.  Participants also observed a number of TA’s in the classroom to see ‘Brilliant TA’s’ at work. Andrea Johnson, HLTA and Chris Hunt Head of School at the Redstart Primary School have enjoyed welcoming the delegates to The Redstart Primary school for each session.

Candidate Gisela Quast commented “This course has helped to clarify what the expectations are of being an Excellent TA and what it looks like on a practical level. It has massively boosted my confidence”.

Course organisers commented “It has been a pleasure to welcome a keen group of TA’s willing to participate enthusiastically in discussions, share good practice and develop their own knowledge and skills. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience”.

Another course has been planned to start shortly which will include visits to other schools. For further information on the next course, or to register your interest, please email for details.

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