Over 40 schools in Bury and beyond have accessed the MITA Programme. Presented over two terms, this has guided schools in auditing the impact and practice of teaching assistants, and how they can be deployed to ensure they have the best impact on pupil outcomes. Senior leaders have then identified priorities for development in their own school, and action planning to deliver them.
Eight of our Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) have been licensed to deliver the roll-out training Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants. This programme can be delivered flexibly
- as a whole staff training day
- in two or three half day sessions for teaching assistants, and a twilight session for teachers
- to all teaching assistants together or in smaller groups
- for a single school or a cluster of schools
This is a key development which is part of the legacy of the SSIF Project (Strategic School Improvement Fund), and the training will be available throughout 2019-20 and beyond. We can also provide this training for schools beyond the scope of the SSIF Project and beyond Bury.