TA Success Stories

Clear Understanding

“This course was so informative, I particularly enjoyed learning about the different teaching strategies you can apply to children with behavioural difficulties to help them reach their full potential, as the job satisfaction means a lot to me. I’ve got a clear picture of the role, what’s expected of me but most importantly how to approach the role.” Joan Pillar

Built Confidence

“Excellent course, full of information and checkpoints throughout the session to confirm learning with practical exercises.  Safeguarding expectations was a real eye opener for me, and so important, an element I never realised.  I feel both confident and excited to get my first assignment” John Steward

Case Studies

Full-time Position

Ben started a Teaching Assistant role on the 17th of April 2023 and instantly received excellent feedback. We then received a reference request from the school towards the beginning of May as he had been successful in securing a permanent role with the school.

Read Ben’s full story here.

Lisa - Permanent Role

The feedback from the school has been outstanding and they have fully invested in Lisa which has resulted in her being asked to stay in her position until the end of the 2023 academic year. Such was the impact Lisa had in the school that she was asked to interview for a permanent position and was successful.

Read Lisa’s full story here.

Sam - Excellent

Sam was able to impress the school during his trial period and was asked back by the school for further support for the pupils he had previously worked with. Since then, feedback from the school about Sam has been excellent with the school impressed with his attitude and level of support for the pupils and teachers.

Read Sam’s full story here.

Classroom Engagement

“Brilliant course, full of information, guidance and classroom ideas. I’m not a very creative person so learning how to engage in the classroom was so beneficial for me, it’s widened my scope of learning activities. Learning from an expert like Pete has been invaluable, and the offer of further support amazing.” Rachel Taomroni

Pupil Engagement

“Learning the role of the teaching assistant according to the DFE was really interesting, but the practical elements of communication, particularly the importance of listening and pupil engagement was really enlightening. I enjoyed all of the course, learnt so much, it’s transformed my confidence.” Tammy Jenkoen

Behaviour Management

“A very informative, interactive and enlightening course learning all the aspects and expectations of being a TA and so much more.  I was particularly impressed with the SEND, guidance on tactics to use in classroom to manage behaviour. How to adapt language and set standards.” Barry Swaine

Teaching Strategies

“I cannot imagine a better course to attend, from learning the key duties of a TA to different teaching strategies, the content was incredibly informative. I really do understand what’s expected of me in and outside of a classroom and feel more than equipped to take my first role, excited and confident.” Gillian Toombe


“Other than what I have mentioned in my feedback, I would only like to add that today’s trainer was very attentive, encouraging and made sure to build a sense of a safe-space to share thoughts and questions. It’s obvious he has had teaching experience, great work.” Abby Biscuite

Number of Course Attendees

  • Female course attendants 82% 82%
  • Male course attendants 18% 18%
  • Candidates appointed to assignments post course 62% 62%

We regularly survey our course attendees, to gain feedback for improvement, to date our results have been outstandingly positive.  You’ll see from the demographics below attendees vary from having no experience to up to 5 years.

  • Course satisfaction 100% 100%
  • No classroom experience 50% 50%
  • 0 – 3 years classroom experience 30% 30%
  • 3 – 5 years classroom experience 20% 20%

Course Structure

“I really loved the teaching assistant course, it was really an eye opener in the education field, I believe that this course has made a huge impact on my life as a former teaching assistant and I am ready to share my experience and knowledge with the students, brilliant course structure.” Corrie Jonus

Reflective Learning

“It was great attending this course. This is the first time experience with Operam Education Group and was amazing. The course content varied and included so much more than I imagined. Reflection stages to check our understanding were delivered in a practical way,  I feel inspired and confident. ” Edmund Quake

TA Perception

“I really enjoyed the course, my perception of TA has changed. I feel I have a better understanding of what is expected and how I can better contribute to help in a school.  It’s given me ideas and confidence on teaching strategies and how to cope with typical situations.” Izzie Stewart

Building Relationships

“Mr. O’Brien has dismissed my fears in managing a learner centred classroom and also issues of safeguarding. It is a very good start off for me to read further, the course was excellent, I found the different teaching strategies fascinating, building relationships with all stakeholders, pupils, teachers and parents was really insightful” Joanne Pugh

Behaviour Management

“As well as the course being full of information, guidance and teaching strategies Pete was brilliant, a great storyteller as well, very enjoyable and learnt a lot! I found how to manage difficult behaviour particularly useful.  I don’t’ think I really understood the role of a TA until now, it’s made me realise how much job satisfaction lies ahead, really grateful for the guidance and can’t wait to get into the classroom!” Gina Nottingham

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