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Super talented TA

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by welshwales, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. welshwales

    welshwales Occasional commenter

    I have a TA who is simply amazing. She has a wealth of skills, NVQ 3 and is a trained THRIVE practitioner and accredited counsellor. She would make the most incredible teacher too and needs a challenge to extend herself moving forwards. Am I right in thinking that the OU is the only route for her to take into teaching/teacher training if she has no formal degree? Any other advice would be very much appreciated.
  2. dataholic

    dataholic New commenter

    What about a different route altogether? We have middle leaders who aren't qualified teachers but people who are in other roles with specialist skills e.g. Thrive Practitioner, who can lead on the development of this area across the whole school. In our case this involved them having the same expectations as other middle leaders in terms of reporting to governors, delivering training, development plans etc...or if an alternative post were available, such as family support worker, this person would be ideal.
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  3. welshwales

    welshwales Occasional commenter

    That's a really interesting thought- thank you..

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