Making Best Use of TAs - EEF Guidance & Resources


Download guidance and supporting resources co-written with the Education Endowment Foundation

The report and the recommendations

1. A printable version of the Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants guidance report

2. A poster summarising the seven recommendations in the guidance report (pictured above)

3. A poster summarising ten reasons to improve the use of TAs

Resources to help schools act on the evidence

4. The 'acting on the evidence’ process Key principles to support successful implementation of the recommendations

5. Red, Amber, Green self-assessment tool Assess current practice and monitor progress against the report's recommendations  

6. Online staff survey Survey teachers and TAs anonymously about your school's current practice using our survey app

7. TA observation schedule Collect data to aid your understanding of how TAs are deployed in classrooms

8. Visioning exercise Define what great TA deployment and practice will look like in your school

9. Action planning template Develop action plan points to realise your vision

10. TA policy template Create a policy articulating a shared understanding of TA deployment, use and training in your school

Resources relating to the recommendations in the guidance report

Recommendations I and II – Deploying TAs in classrooms

11. Teacher-TA agreement template Specify co-ordinated, but differentiated, roles during lessons

Recommendation III – TAs' interactions with pupils

12. Scaffolding framework Help TAs scaffold pupils’ learning and encourage independent learning

Recommendations V, VI and VII – TAs delivering targeted, structured interventions

13. Conducting an interventions 'health check' Review interventions and how they are delivered

14. Evidence-based TA-led literacy and numeracy interventions Programmes proven to show impact on attainment