Supporting learners effectively: working with the teacher

Maths and English Pipeline

The relationship between support assistant and teacher is vital to ensuring that learners make good progress. This course will provide an opportunity for support assistants and teachers to work together on building a strong and effective partnership.

Pricing options

You can book individual places at £50 per module (or £42.50 for SET members), plus you can bring your a teacher colleague along for free. Book a place on the complete course with all four English or Maths modules and get the 4th module free.

As a provider you can host a module yourself with as few as 8 delegates for £300, or £440 if you wish to include just your own staff.

To enquire about having this module, or the whole courses, delivered at your organisation please complete this form or call the delivery partner Creative Education on 020 8253 8238.

Who is this course for?

This course is for all learning support assistants and the teachers that they work with.

Training aim

This course aims to establish a shared understanding of teachers' and support assistants' respective roles, to develop mutual respect and to facilitate constructive relationships within the classroom. 


You will have the knowledge and confidence to: 
  • use effective communication and teamwork within a range of contexts and structured interventions
  • identify how to work effectively with lesson plans and how structured interventions fit with schemes of work, including how a TA adds value to what a teacher does
  • give effective and appropriate feedback to the teachers regarding student needs and their progress as well as how they are responding to the lesson, materials and levels of challenge
  • develop effective ways of working with a range of student needs and working with teachers to give feedback as to their next steps. 

Length of the course

This module can be delivered on a standalone basis over four hours, or combined with other modules in the Supporting learners effectively in English course or the Supporting learners effectively in maths course and delivered over a number of sessions. 

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830