Supporting TAs to Develop Metacognition

The Education Endowment Foundation indicates that explicitly teaching metacognitive strategies, such as planning, monitoring and evaluating, can have a significantly positive impact on pupil outcomes. The guidance report, outlines seven key recommendations, which offer teachers and senior leaders’ practical advice on how to develop their pupils’ metacognitive skills and knowledge, however teaching assistants (TAs) are in fact best placed to achieve this goal. This session will look at ways to support TAs to develop the understanding to help pupils develop independent learning skills and manage their own learning.

Sara Alston

SENCo and an independent SEND and Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer