MITA Direct: a course for school leaders

Over 500 schools have accessed our strategic leadership course, which guides school leaders through a process of strategic review and change. MITA Direct is commissioned by a host organisation and delivered to schools locally. Host organisations include teaching school alliances, local authorities, multi-academy trusts, research schools, federations and clusters. 

We deliver three half-day sessions, paced over two terms:

  • Session 1: setting out the evidence on TA impact introducing the key principles of the MITA approach; conducting a self-evaluation; and setting a vision
  • Session 2: using self-evaluation data; MITA principles in depth: what they look like in the classroom; practical strategies and ideas; action planning
  • Session 3: reviewing and sharing success and planning next steps.

Each school receives a comprehensive pack of high-quality resources and tools to support the processes of review and implementation.

MITA Direct schools can commission a TA Review and access our MPTA CPD for TAs and teachers.

Individual schools looking for support can sign up for our MITA Direct course hosted at UCL Institute of Education, or check out our consultancy offer. 

Commissioning MITA Direct 

The cost of commissioning MITA Direct, for a maximum of 20 schools, is £5,995

This is flat, 'all inclusive' fee, covering resources and tools, and the course leader's travel and accommodation expenses (as required). This fee only applies to the delivery of MITA Direct within the UK.

In addition, copies of our book, Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants, can be purchased at a discounted price to support delivery of the course.

To get the most out of MITA Direct, we strongly recommend the Headteacher of each school attends each session, together with another member of the senior leadership team (i.e. 2 people per school should attend).

To enquire about booking MITA Direct, please email