Career framework and continuing Professional Development for Teaching Assistants
This document is intended to support the effective deployment of teaching assistants (TAs) by providing a professional framework for TA progression.
It is aimed at those who manage or support the professional development of TAs in schools.
This document uses the term ‘teaching assistant’(TA)to cover equivalent classroom based staff, such as learning support assistants and classroom assistants.
The framework was developed by UNISON and the National Education Trust, through a series of focus groups with teaching assistants from primary, secondary and special schools. Head teacher unions were also consulted with.
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