Teaching Assistant Award

The Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award (BPTAA) is an exciting national award that Grange Academy is now working towards achieving this year.

It provides a practical resource to support school improvement, through best practice in leading the management and support of teaching assistants.

The core purposes that underpin the BPTAA are:

1. To recognise and celebrate the invaluable 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.

Recent research suggests that the potential of teaching assistants to improve achievement and attainment of pupils is only fully unlocked through strategic management of their work. Through completing this award, our school 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.

We would like to inform you of our commitment to achieving the award but also ask for any assistance that you might be able to provide to support us in furthering best practice. If you would like to discuss the BPTAA in more detail, please contact Charlotte Thomas, Deputy Head of School.

With Many thanks for your continued support.

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Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good’ (May 2022).
Telephone: 01234 407100 – Office Email: grange@biltt.org