Thorntree Primary School

The NAPTA skills profiling has proved an excellent tool to understand staff strengths as a whole support team and to indicate where training needs may lie. The feedback provided from the profiling acted as a springboard to initiate individual dialogues in this area. From this, staff are beginning to focus more closely on their own personal development, which has helped staff responsible for supporting teaching assistants to understand more fully where individuals wish to progress.

In turn, we are beginning to provide internal training and to seek external training opportunities which closely match staff needs. The Development Resources provided offer excellent materials to aid staff who are organising internal training.

Jacki Young, HLTA at Thorntree Primary School, Middlesbrough

NAPTA, 1-2 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BB — tel 01223 224930 — email