Collaboration is about how school leaders, teachers and teacher aides work together to ensure that our students have the best chance of becoming successful learners. A whole school collaborative approach enables both teachers and teacher aides to use evidence based practices to effectively support student learning. Whereas schools have the tools and resources to measure the impact of teacher effectiveness on student outcomes, evidence based data on effective teacher aide practices is relatively new.
There are more than 87,600 TAs employed in Australian schools. According to the 2015 Labour Force Survey by the Department of Employment, this trend will continue with over 105,000 TAs employed in Australian schools by 2020.
What if there was one factor, largely overlooked by schools, that has the potential to contribute to improved student outcomes, provide teachers with more time to focus on the important job of teaching and lead to a stronger school culture?
Leaders in Professional Learning for Teacher Aides