Course details

Next course date

Wednesday 18 March 2020


½ day


Face to face


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times


Course description

This course will aim to support Teaching Assistants in their role of facilitating learning. It will examine evidence of good practice, identify strategies that improve interactions with pupils and as a result improve pupil outcomes. There will be time for personal reflection and support will be given for professional development.

Teaching assistants (TAs) undertake a fundamental role in education. They help students access the curriculum, facilitate learning, promote inclusion and generally carry out a variety of critical functions that support teachers. 

In this CPD session, we aim to help teaching assistants improve their practice. We will:

There will be time for personal reflection, a through discussion and activities that will help you gain new insights and support your ongoing professional development.

In-school training

By special request, this session can be carried out in a school setting as a workforce development activity.

Entry requirements

Open to all teaching assistants.

Fees and funding


How to apply

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Who will teach you

Nicola Scarrott
Programme leader

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at the University of Derby.

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