Teaching Assistant

Targeted CPD for all your TAs

Build the confidence of your TAs by putting targeted, personalised CPD right into their hands. The TADP asks your TAs about their skills and aspirations, then recommends the best courses from the CPD Library to help them develop. Developed in partnership with the National Association of Professional Teaching Assistants (NAPTA).

Highly effective

Directly addresses each TA's development needs.

Saves money

Skills profile and expert CPD from as little as £25 per TA.

Flexible and smart

Digital, interactive CPD courses for mobile and web.

How it works

1. TAs take an online survey

TAs complete a simple online self-evaluation, which analyses their professional development needs, identifying areas they want to improve.

2. Personalised CPD programme developed

Based on survey results, each TA receives a personalised programme of CPD courses recommended from the CPD Library.

3. School awarded certificate of good practice

Schools are awarded a NAPTA certificate of good practice in recognition of their commitment to developing TAs.

4. TAs complete CPD courses

TAs learn flexibly with interactive CPD courses online, or on a mobile/tablet through the Anspear app. Learn more.

5. School leaders monitor progress

Leaders can receive detailed PDF reports on TAs' responses and learning progress, and even monitor learning online in the nimbl learning management system. Learn more.

6. TAs awarded a certificate of completion

For every CPD course they complete, TAs receive a certificate to save or print as evidence of their development.

To find out more about the nuts and bolts of running the TADP in your school, or if you've signed up and want to get started, read our short guide to the TADP.

TADP Guide

What's included

buildSetup & administration
gps_fixedOnline survey
tablet_macRecommended CPD courses
descriptionFull school survey results
bar_chartPDF progress reports
timelineOnline tracking
get_appAccess to new courses
updateAccess to course updates
live_helpTechnical support

The TADP starts from just £25+VAT per TA per year.

For more information on pricing for your school or on how to get started, please get in touch.

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About the CPD Library

The CPD Library is a set of 90+ mobile staff development courses for education professionals, designed for on-demand, convenient training. Available offline via the Anspear mobile app or online via the web portal, the CPD Library is a cost-effective way of ensuring everyone can access expert training all year long.

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Founded in 2003, the National Association of Professional Teaching Assistants aims to help teaching assistants in schools and other education settings to develop as professionals. Working in partnership with member schools, NAPTA provides TAs with the tools and resources they need. NAPTA has worked with over 5000 schools and 125,000 TAs.