EEF Guidance

Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Guidance and tools co-written with the Education Endowment Foundation

Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants, by Jonathan Sharples (EEF), Rob Webster (MITA Lead at UCL IOE) and Peter Blatchford (UCL IOE), is designed to help school leaders make sense of, and act on, the research evidence on the impact of TAs. 

The report gives an accessible overview of the current research base and makes seven clear, actionable recommendations to help schools transform the way TAs are deployed and supported, and to help them thrive in their role. Click here to download the report.

The report is accompanied by a set of self-assessment tools to help schools audit practice and monitor progress toward change. Click here to download the resources.

Click for an interactive version or printable version of the Guidance Report.

Click for a printable poster of the recommendations summary. 

Click for news about the EEF's Making Best Use of TAs Campaign involving schools in Yorkshire.