Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA)

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Schools are being given the opportunity to participate in this project. Closing date is 28 May.

An exciting new project we are currently recruiting for, called Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA) project, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). The MITA project is the most comprehensive trial of its kind ever undertaken in the UK and, to our knowledge, the world. We're now entering the final phase of recruitment.

We are contacting you as this is the final opportunity for schools to participate - schools need to have signed up by 28 May. The MITA project gives primary schools an unparalleled opportunity to work with a team of national leaders of education and leading researchers to review and improve TA deployment. The intervention comprises a coherent package of consultancy, CPD for school staff and high-quality resources at a heavily subsided rate. This package would normally cost over £7,000 and is available to intervention schools for just £1,300 as part of the project.

We're aware of the challenges schools currently face in relation to budgets, and we know this is very likely to have implications for how schools structure their staffing into 2017/18 and beyond. MITA is not about staff rationalisation, but many schools we've worked with have used it as a platform for rethinking and re-energising their TA workforce - leading to more efficient and effective ways of working.

This is an excellent and timely opportunity for schools to transform the way teaching assistants are deployed. If you would like your school to be involved go to and submit an EOI form as soon as possible. If you know of a school that could benefit please do put them in touch. 

If you have any questions please email or call 020 7612 6385.


Published: 16/05/2017
Audience: All primary schools
Contact: Maximising the Impact

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