MITA for School Leaders

MITA Programme

Our school improvement course aims to improve outcomes for pupils by working with school leaders to help them get best value from their teaching assistants.

EEF Guidance


Download our report co-written with the EEF - an accessible overview of the research and actionable guidance to help school leaders transform how they use TAs

Auditing practice


We have prepared guidance for school leaders on how to conduct an audit of current TA practice in your school. Click here for the downloadable guidance and audit tools.

Our Research


Since 2003, we've been conducting one of the most comprehensive programmes of research on and involving TAs, including the landmark Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS) project.

About this website

Welcome to Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants - the site dedicated to helping schools make the most of teaching assistants.

Our school improvement work is based on the extensive research we have conducted at the UCL Institute of Education, London - the world's leading centre for education.

On this site, you can find out about our courses and events, read the research that underpins what we do, download articles and keep up to date with our work via our blog.