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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP)


The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme is for teaching assistants who are, or who have the potential to be,

outstanding in their roles. It is intended to develop the potential for teaching assistants to have a wider impact on improving the

quality of teaching and learning across the school. OTAP is facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers.



6 half day sessions 31st October- 5th December 2017



  • place a greater emphasis on the purpose and value of the lessons they support
  • raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning
  • use different methods and styles of support to challenge learners
  • innovate and take risks
  • have a bigger impact on the planning and assessment for the learners they support
  • demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching and learning
  • be able to coach colleagues to raise performance



  • Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Tuesday 14th November 2017
  • Tuesday 21st November 2017
  • Tuesday 28th November 2017
  • Tuesday 4th November 2017

All sessions are 9am - 12pm and are delivered at Harrison Primary School



“I have gained deeper insight into the approaches that we can use to engage children and encourage their learning. OTAP has made me realise that I could be stretching the children a little more and has given me so many ideas and tools plus increased confidence”
OTAP participant – April 2017


“OTAP has opened up a new understanding of my role, giving reinforcement to the whys and hows”
OTAP participant – April 2017


“I feel my practise will improve, especially my questioning skills”
OTAP participant – April 2017



Discounts apply for multiple bookings for OTP and/or selected other programmes if booked by end of July 2017:
1 delegate £300, 3 delegates £750, 4 delegate £975.



Places are limited to 15.  Please book your places now at

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