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Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award

The Basildon Academies are proud to have achieved the Best Practice with Teaching Assistants Award (BPTAA). 

The accreditation provides a practical resource to support school improvement through best practice in leading the management and support of teaching assistants.

The core purposes that underpin the BPTAA are:

1. To recognise and celebrate the invaluable role of teaching assistants in supporting the teaching and learning and pastoral care of students.

2. To evaluate, monitor and support the leadership, management and work of teaching assistants in order to maximise student attainment, achievement and well-being of students.

Recent research suggests that the potential of Teaching Assistants to improve achievement and attainment of students is only fully unlocked through strategic management of their work. Through completing this award, our school seeks to ensure that every member of the school community feels valued, safe and secure, and every member can achieve their potential in all areas of school life.

We would like to inform you of our commitment in achieving the award, but also ask for any assistance that you might be able to provide to support us in furthering best practice. If you would like to discuss the BPTAA, please contact Victoria Oddy at