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MITA School Leaders' Survey

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About this survey...

 

Why have I been asked to complete this survey?

Your school is seeking to improve the use of its valuable teaching assistants. As a first step in this process, it is important to know how things are currently, so all leadership, teaching and TA staff in your school are being asked for their views. This anonymous survey is designed to provide a picture of existing classroom practice from the perspective of senior leaders and heads of department, and to identify what works well and which areas may need improvement. 

 

Who developed the survey?

The survey has been developed by researchers at the UCL Institute of Education, London, as part of an initiative called Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants, which supports schools to make best use of its TAs. The questions have been developed and field-tested over several years, and proven to provide schools with useful information on which to positively develop the role of TAs.

 

How long will the survey take to complete? 

It should take about 5 minutes to complete the survey. 

 

What will happen to my responses?

Your survey responses will be securely stored and will not be shared with anyone or used for any other purpose without the permission of the survey administrator at your school. Once again, your identify is protected, as the survey does not ask for your name.

 

How can I find out more about the survey?

In the first instance, please refer any questions about the survey to your survey administrator. This will be the person in your school who emailed you the survey link. You can find out more about the research behind the survey at www.maximisingtas.co.uk



Important notes:  

  • Please answer each question. You will not be able to submit your responses until you have provided an answer to the mandatory questions. Any incomplete questions will be flagged to you when you click Submit. 
  • Please do not exit the survey or refresh this page, as your responses will be lost.

 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. 

Answers submited

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Please answer the questions...
1 - Please select your role in school.

If you have more than one role, please select the most senior option.
- QUESTIONS FOR SCHOOL LEADERS

In your view, how much time do TAs spend doing the following activities?
Too little timeRight amount of timeToo much timeTAs do not do thisNot sure
Working with pupils inside the classroom
Working with pupils outside the classroom
Working with individual pupils
Working with small groups (e.g. 2-5 pupils)
Listening to the teacher teach
Teaching/leading whole classes
Delivering curriculum interventions for literacy/numeracy
Delivering interventions for emotional, social and/or motor skills
Working with high attainers
Working with average attainers
Working with lower attainers
Working with pupils with SEN
Doing admin work (e.g. photocopying; classroom displays)
Liaising with parents/carers/outside agencies
Dealing with behaviour incidents
- In your view, how much time do TEACHERS spend doing the following activities?
Too little timeRight amount of timeToo much timeTeachers do not do thisNot sure
Working with individual pupils
Working with small groups (e.g. 2-5 pupils)
Teaching/leading whole classes
Delivering curriculum interventions for literacy/numeracy
Delivering interventions for emotional, social and/or motor skills
Working with high attainers
Working with average attainers
Working with lower attainers
Working with pupils with SEN
Doing admin work (e.g. photocopying; classroom displays)
Liaising with parents/carers/outside agencies
Dealing with behaviour incidents
- Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the statements.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNot certainAgreeStrongly agree
All teachers and TAs share a clear understanding of the role and purpose of TAs
TAs are confident about carrying out their role effectively
Teachers are confident about TAs carrying out their role effectively
Teachers are confident about working with pupils with SEN
Intervention programmes delivered by TAs are fully integrated into wider curriculum coverage (e.g. teachers reinforce learning from interventions in their classroom teaching)
There are sufficient opportunities for teachers to brief TAs prior to lessons
There are sufficient opportunities for TAs to feed back to teachers after lessons
Teachers find feedback from TAs is useful for informing further lesson planning
TAs receive appropriate and comprehensive training
TAs receive appraisal as part of the formal annual performance management cycle
Our school has a clear and consistent process for recruiting the best people possible to TA positions
Effective deployment of TAs is a strength of our school community
- If there is anything else you would like to add, please use the box below.

When you're ready, click Submit ONCE to send us your answers. The page may take a few seconds to refresh and confirm that your answers have been submitted. Thank you
- QUESTIONS FOR HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

In your view, how much time do TAs spend doing the following activities?
Too little timeRight amount of timeToo much timeTAs do not do thisNot sure
Working with pupils inside the classroom
Working with pupils outside the classroom
Working with individual pupils
Working with small groups (e.g. 2-5 pupils)
Listening to the teacher teach
Teaching/leading whole classes
Delivering curriculum interventions for literacy/numeracy
Delivering interventions for emotional, social and/or motor skills
Working with high attainers
Working with average attainers
Working with lower attainers
Working with pupils with SEN
Doing admin work (e.g. photocopying; classroom displays)
Liaising with parents/carers/outside agencies
Dealing with behaviour incidents
- In your view, how much time do TEACHERS spend doing the following activities?
Too little timeRight amount of timeToo much timeTAs do not do thisNot sure
Working with individual pupils
Working with small groups (e.g. 2-5 pupils)
Teaching/leading whole classes
Delivering curriculum interventions for literacy/numeracy
Delivering interventions for emotional, social and/or motor skills
Working with high attainers
Working with average attainers
Working with lower attainers
Working with pupils with SEN
Doing admin work (e.g. photocopying; classroom displays)
Liaising with parents/carers/outside agencies
Dealing with behaviour incidents
- Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the statements.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNot certainAgreeStrongly agree
All teachers and TAs share a clear understanding of the role and purpose of TAs
TAs are confident about carrying out their role effectively
Teachers are confident about TAs carrying out their role effectively
Teachers are confident about working with pupils with SEN
Intervention programmes delivered by TAs are fully integrated into wider curriculum coverage (e.g. teachers reinforce learning from interventions in their classroom teaching)
There are sufficient opportunities for teachers to brief TAs prior to lessons
There are sufficient opportunities for TAs to feed back to teachers after lessons
Teachers find feedback from TAs is useful for informing further lesson planning
TAs receive appropriate and comprehensive training
TAs receive appraisal as part of the formal annual performance management cycle
Our school has a clear and consistent process for recruiting the best people possible to TA positions
Effective deployment of TAs is a strength of our school community
- Does your school have a written and up-to-date policy, or guidance, on TA deployment?

This might be incorporated into another policy (e.g. your teaching and learning policy).
- If there is anything else you would like to add, please use the box below.

When you're ready, click Submit ONCE to send us your answers. The page may take a few seconds to refresh and confirm that your answers have been submitted. Thank you