MITA strategic course for school leaders

Over 600 schools have accessed our strategic leadership course, which guides school leaders through a strategic review of their use of teaching assistants, using change management theory, and examples and lessons learned from successful schools.

MITA is designed for headteachers and senior leaders. It can be delivered across 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: review, sharing areas of good practice and lessons learned; planning for the future.

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

MITA is typically organised by a host school and delivered locally, allowing multiple schools to come together during the sessions to share practice. Individual schools can contact us for a bespoke programme of support. 

MITA provides access to an audit tool for leaders to self-evaluate, evidence and review their progress, designed and hosted by Evaluate My School

Screenshot from the Evaluate My School MITA Audit Tool

The cost of the MITA programme is £1,995 for up to three schools, and then £550 for each additional school. This includes two places per school for each session, resources and review tools, and a copy of the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants book, plus a one year school subscription* to the MITA audit tool at Evaluate My School (normally £300). 

Larger host organisations, such as local authorities, multi-academy trusts, federations and teaching school alliances can contact us to discuss cost and a personalised programme of support.

Bespoke costings can be arranged for delivery outside the UK. 

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

To find out more about booking MITA, please email


* MITA aduit tool offers unlimited accounts for staff, governors and school Improvement partners