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
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.