Making the most of Learning Support Assistants

This workshop is an interactive session for learning support managers or managers of SEND provision in the FE sector.

If you already manage learning support assistants (LSAs) and are ready to review and maximise the effectiveness of this resource in a collaborative and positive way, then this workshop is for you. Each manager attending is required to bring an LSA with them.

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This workshop will help managers to:

  • Understand the evidence about what works – and what doesn’t – when utilising LSAs
  • Make changes in a positive, student-focused way
  • Develop an action plan and some outcome measures tailored to their own settings

 The evidence on the effectiveness of LSAs suggests that often they do not make a significant, positive impact on learning. But, what if there were ways to avoid the pitfalls and turn them into a valuable resource? How would we manage the necessary changes to ensure that everyone – staff, parents and learners – is signed up to a new way forward?


The workshop is available as an external training session or can be delivered in-house for an individual provider.  It can be run as a full day or half day workshop.

To register your interest in an external training session in your region or to request in-house training, please please fill out this expression of interest form or call 0115 854 1322.