The total number of TAs working in English schools is down for the first time ever – but encouraging signs from the MITA project show how a strategic focus on TAs can unlock their potential.
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Patricia Langley - School Workforce Adviser, Hampshire County Council
Location: South-east England, Wiltshire and Dorset
As School Workforce Adviser in Hampshire County Council since 2004, I have responsibility for the professional development of support staff in over 500 schools. I am qualified to Masters level, hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education, QTLS (qualified teacher learning and skills) and am a Fellow of the Society of Education and Training.
I have significant experience of directly delivering training to teaching assistants including short courses, full suite of teaching assistant accredited qualifications through OCR awarding body and teaching assistant apprenticeships. I am approved by National Higher Level Teaching Assistant Partnership as a Provider of Preparation for Higher Level Teaching Assistant Assessment and have prepared over 1800 candidates in Hampshire and the South East region.
I am firmly committed to the principles of MPTA and, following publication of the initial DISS report, co-facilitated sessions for Headteachers in Hampshire with University College London Institute Of Education. This led to action research work being carried out with schools in our LA.
I am available to deliver the Maximising the Practice of TAs training across the south-east, Wiltshire and Dorset
phone: 07595 214848