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.
Meet the team
MPTA Lead, UCL Institute of Education
I lead on our Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants (MPTA) professional development strand, having researched and carried out extensive training and development work with schools, school clusters and local authorities in this area.
Recent writing includes the book The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Effective Interaction and research papers, which can be downloaded here.
I have taught and led on PGCE and Masters level programmes, and before my extensive experience in Higher Education and training I worked as a primary school teacher for 12 years in London schools.