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Professionalism for Teaching Assistants (session 2)

Professionalism for Teaching Assistants (session 2)thu10jun8:00 amthu10:00 am8:00 am - 10:00 am Blended Learning Event OrganiserKaren Ardley Associates

Event Details

Karen Ardley Associates are delighted to offer this blended learning programme ‘Professionalism for Teaching Assistants’ as part of the KAA Blended Learning Calendar for 2021.

At KAA we passionately believe that all staff should be valued, developed, and challenged. Teaching Assistants are often hugely talented and skilled in their role of supporting deep learning in the classroom and beyond, and yet, they are often overlooked when planning continuous professional development. 

We aim to provide engaging training that inspires colleagues in their daily work and fosters professional approaches to support their effectiveness and positive impact.

Our programme of training modules is aimed at refreshing the practice of experienced Teaching Assistants and will also be a useful induction programme for newly appointed support staff.

Programme Objectives

  • To understand what we mean by professionalism for Teaching Assistants
  • To make the links between active professionalism and effectiveness at work
  • To reflect on good practice
  • To identify areas of personal and professional strength and areas for growth

Additional Information

This course will run for three and a half hours over two sessions, plus additional online self-study:

Session 1: 13th May 2021 8am-9.30am BST (GMT +1)

Session 2: 10th June 2021 8am-10am BST (GMT +1)

Target Audience

Teaching Assistants

Delivery and Format

This programme will use a blended approach of facilitated online discussion and online self-study using the KAA Online Learning Platform.

  • Facilitated group session – 13th May 2021 8am-9.30am BST (GMT +1)
  • Self- study online module which includes film, audio and presentations
  • In school reflections, activities to support discussions and implementation.
  • Facilitated group session to review progress and prepare for the next steps –10th June 2021 8am-10am BST (GMT +1)

The facilitated sessions will be delivered using Zoom and the online self-study modules will be accessed via KAA Online Learning Platform.

Booking Process

Please book online using the following link Professionalism for Teaching Assistants (Blended Learning Event) (

KAA Presenter

Helen Butler

Helen has worked in education services- both in schools and local authority- for 31 years in Primary, Secondary and Special sectors.

Helen’s role has demanded multi-agency working, commissioning, and supporting partnerships. Her skills are in training, project and people management, strategic planning, curriculum design and joined up thinking!

She is an effective trainer who can bring any topic to life, bringing her clear thinking and good communication skills to make her training sessions well organised, interesting and engaging. She is a creative thinker and leader who values interpersonal relationships highly. Her training sessions are relevant and practical.

She has led training sessions for Head Teachers, whole school staff, colleague networks, including teachers, support staff and school business managers. Recent workshops include Teacher’s Pay, Appraisal, Teaching Standards, Stepping into Leadership, Skills for Middle Leaders, Career Stage Expectations for Teachers & UPS.

Helen also works across the country training staff on behalf of the Government’s National Citizens’ Service programme for 16- and 17-year-olds.


(Thursday) 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Blended Learning Event

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