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Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

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Providing an attachment friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.

Welcome to Hope School! We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. At Hope School we provide an attachment-friendly community which fosters warmth with high boundaries so that all can achieve to their full potential.
Welcome to Hope School! Our current termly topic is Harmony' - We have lots of wonderful activities and trips planned for this half term - Check out our class pages for more information!

Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award

The Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award (BPTAA) provides a straightforward, practical resource to support whole school improvement through leading the management and support of teaching assistants.

 

With a focus on the leadership and work of all teaching assistants, the BPTAA is an exciting initiative that provides a process and framework for self-evaluation, planning and development, sharing of good practice and a celebration of success for the work of teaching assistants in all phases and types of schools and academies.

 

The framework comprises of 10 Objectives focusing on areas which impact positively on the  effectiveness of teaching assistants. Objectives 1 and 2 begin by setting up and monitoring the award, Objectives 3 through 9 focus on the preparation, deployment and practice of teaching assistants and Objective 10 reviews the impact on the work of teaching assistants and outcomes for pupils.

 

The core purposes that underpin the Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award are:

 

  1. To recognise and celebrate the invaluable, increasingly complex role of teaching assistants in supporting the teaching and learning and pastoral care of pupils.
     
  2. To evaluate, monitor and support the leadership, management and work of teaching assistants in order to maximise pupil attainment, achievement and well-being of pupils.

 

These core purposes are based on a wide-ranging review of literature and research on the work of teaching assistants which is explored in detail within the BPTAA guidance.

 

Recent research, including the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS, 2009) project (2003–2009) and further resulting publications, suggest that the potential of teaching assistants to improve achievement and attainment of pupils is only fully unlocked through strategic management of their work.

 

The BPTAA supports schools to:

 

★  make straightforward changes that enable teaching assistants to work more effectively, in ways that can have a potentially transformative effect on pupil outcomes

 

★  demonstrate external validation of schools’ self-evaluation and development of the preparation, deployment and practice of its teaching assistants

 

★  improve pupil achievement, behaviour and social and emotional well-being

 

★  uphold the principles of the SEND Code of Practice 2015

 

★  use Pupil Premium funding effectively.

 

Through its supportive and thorough framework, the BPTAA seeks to ensure that every member of the school community feels valued, safe and secure, and every member can achieve their potential in all areas of school life.

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