Maximising Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA)

We are delighted to announce that we have engaged with the Centre for Inclusive Education, University College London Institute of Education, to provide a major strategic opportunity. This will allow both primary and secondary schools to review the role and effectiveness of teaching assistants, a major component of all school budgets.

Involvement in the programme will benefit all schools aiming to narrow the gap in achievement between disadvantaged pupils and all other pupils. This training opportunity, over three half days, will guide senior leaders in self-evaluation, setting a vision, and planning action to improve outcomes.

So far, there has been a very positive response and many Bury  SSIF Schools have already sent in applications. However, we have now secured sufficient places on the programme for ALL BURY SCHOOLS to send the Headteacher and a senior leader to the strategic programme that starts in mid-March (see the attached flyer for further details). THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE for ANY Bury school that commits to participating  in this programme. The feedback from schools that have been involved nationally has been 100% positive as it builds upon the highly valued EEF research into making effective use of teaching assistants.
 

Three Sessions Delivered Over Two Terms:
Session One Setting out the evidence on TA impact introducing key principles of the MITA approach; conducting a self-evaluation; and setting a vision

Weds 13th March 2019

9.00am - 12.30pm

Weds 13th March 2019

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Session Two Using self-evaluation data; MITA principles in depth: what they look like in the classroom; practical strategies and ideas; action planning.

Weds 24th April 2019

9.00am - 12.30pm

Weds 24th April 2019

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Session Three Reviewing and sharing success and planning next steps.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

9.00am - 12.30pm

(Please note this is a morning only session)

Bury Teaching Schools Alliance will then be offering training aimed at class teachers and teaching assistants, in the school year 2019 - 2020. Further details will follow.

For further details on this course, please see the flyer below. Places can be reserved by completing the Response Form on the attached flyer and returning this to btsaadmin@ccmat.co.uk as soon as possible, and no later than 5th March (please note that we have extended the date for applications).

  

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