Evaluate and recognise the valuable and increasingly complex role of teaching assistants in pupil achievement. 

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£1050+VAT

The school-led approach

  • The independent approach to achieve the award.
  • The award coordinator undertakes a self-evaluation and creates the school’s action plan against the award framework.
  • A dedicated school-led coach is on hand to provide support and guidance when needed, via telephone and email.
  • A verifier visits the school for a full day to assess evidence and determine if the school has met the criteria to achieve the award.

About the Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award (BPTAA)

This award offers a framework for the strategic management of teaching assistants. It helps schools to work more effectively with teaching assistants to support pupils' attainment and wellbeing across all areas of the school. Through a process of self-evaluation, action planning for improvement and evidence collection, school leaders will discover ways to support the work of teaching assistants, maximising their impact to benefit the whole school.

Available via paper or online routes.

£3150+VAT

The adviser-led approach

  • The supported approach to achieve the award.
  • A dedicated adviser visits the school to conduct a full-day audit of the school’s provision and creates an action plan in discussion with the working group.
  • The school’s adviser provides ongoing telephone and email support.
  • An interim visit is conducted by the school’s adviser, who assesses the evidence collected and writes an interim report advising what remains to be done before verification.
  • A verifier visits the school for a half day to assess evidence and determine if the school has met the criteria to achieve the award.

About the Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award (BPTAA)

This award offers a framework for the strategic management of teaching assistants. It helps schools to work more effectively with teaching assistants to support pupils' attainment and wellbeing across all areas of the school. Through a process of self-evaluation, action planning for improvement and evidence collection, school leaders will discover ways to support the work of teaching assistants, maximising their impact to benefit the whole school. Available via paper or online routes.