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Making the most of learning support assistants

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9 February 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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This interactive online training session is for staff who manage learning support assistants (LSAs), primarily within general FE colleges, and are ready to review and maximise the effectiveness of this resource in a collaborative and positive way. Current circumstances mean that the role of many LSAs has changed. The evidence on the effectiveness of LSAs in traditional classrooms suggests that often they may not always make a significant, positive impact on learning. However, what if there were ways to avoid the pitfalls and turn them into a valuable resource? How do we manage the necessary changes to ensure that everyone – staff, parents and learners – signs up to a new way forward?

This workshop will help managers to:

  • understand effective practice in using LSAs
  • reflect on current practice, and be prepared to challenge existing thinking
  • pinpoint how LSAs make a great contribution to learning
  • identify ways to manage good practice
  • avoid the management pitfalls of making change
  • share good practice.


The below cost is for each attendee. All attendees need to register separately.

  • Natspec members £40 +VAT
  • Transform members £60 +VAT
  • Non-members £80 +VAT

Invoices will be issued after the event.

This training is also available as an in-house programme. For further information please complete our Transform Expression of Interest form.

Details of other training courses offered by Natspec Transform can be found on our website.

Book your place

As this course is has a restricted numbers of attendees, we are limiting bookings to 4 per organisation as a maximum. If you would like this training for more people, please contact you find that you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the space available for others.

By booking a place you understand that if you do not attend and have not cancelled within the agreed timeframe, you will be charged. Please ensure you read our cancellation terms and conditions prior to booking

Please visit the zoom registration page to book your place for this event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep this somewhere accessible and check your spam folder before contacting with any issues.

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