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National occupational standards for supporting teaching learning

This booklet for school leaders explains how the national occupational standards can help with a wide range of staff development activities.

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Support staff in schools carry out increasingly diverse and responsible roles. Schools have identified that this has an impact on their training and development needs.

TDA worked with school leaders to develop the national occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning. Using these standards can save valuable time, because they provide a foundation from which to work when considering the recruitment, development and progression of support staff.

The standards describe what support staff need to do, know and understand in their roles. They support and enhance the day-to-day activities of school leaders and support staff, and align with national expectations and qualifications. Using the standards will help school leaders develop the capacity and capability of their whole school team.

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