The Role of Teaching Assistants at Woodchester Endowed

At Woodchester Endowed School we have qualified teachers to work with our special needs pupils in small groups. We also have a number of Teaching Assistants (TAs) working with our SEND and Pupil Premium students.  Teaching assistants have high expectations of all students, and use their subject knowledge to enable all students to achieve the learning objective in lessons. Teaching staff plan lessons to make effective use of TAs, therefore their impact is significant in contributing to the learning and achievement in our classrooms.

Teaching assistants also provide one-to-one study skills intervention sessions during the day. This helps our SEND students in becoming more confident independent learners. Phonics, Reading, Maths and Spelling intervention programmes are also offered on a one-to-one basis.