Teaching and Support Assistants play an extremely important role in the teaching and learning of children with special needs.

The value that a class team brings to teaching and learning, will be extremely influenced by the ways in which a Teacher deploys Teaching and Support Assistants.

I know myself, when I first started my teaching career, the most challenging part of the job
was leading a team.

Leading a team is a skill in itself.

After this course, you will have practical ideas to implement into your own leadership style, in order to support the practice, preparedness and deployment of Teaching Assistants.
This will therefore support the team to maximise outcomes for children and young people.

What People Say...

"Once again a really insightful course. I have come away full of good ideas to implement and empowered to do so. FAB!!"

- Anonymous

"I learnt the importance of good communication and ensuring everyone feels valued and appreciated. How to ensure expectations are clear and everyone has allocated roles and responsibilities. Investing time to build relationships, build staff confidence and develop people's strengths to enhance learning outcomes for the children we teach."

- Helen

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

Teachers, trainee teachers and SENCO's.

How will the course be taught?

The course will be taught through a series of presentation videos and reflection tasks.

You will have a login and password to access the content and you can complete the course at your own pace.

How long will it take to complete?

Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

How long will I be able to access the content for?

Lifetime access! You can access the content whenever you want!

Can I pay via invoice?

Yes! Please email your order to [email protected]

Can I use the course videos and materials for training groups such as during an INSET day or staff meeting?

Yes! You can purchase a group training licence. Please email [email protected] for all group training orders.

Can I purchase courses for multiple users?

Yes! You can place an order for multiple users or for more than one course. Please email your order to [email protected]

What if I need support?

Steph Reed (Autism Specialist) will be available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!

For any other questions and queries, please email [email protected]

This course can form part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Please share with your employer, as they may be able to fund your training.

A certificate will be issued upon full completion of the course.

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For invoices, multi-user and group training licences, please contact 

[email protected]


Teachers as Leaders

Individual login with life time access

Track your progress and receive a certificate on completion.

Hi, I’m Steph Reed, your teacher!

Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.

I now help schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and maximise their potential.

I have tailored these online courses to give you accessible and bite-size, background knowledge in evidence-based approaches, as well as the practical understanding in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.

For more information about the work I do, please visit www.autismspectrumteacher.com

“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"

Jess Hutchison, Headteacher at Grazebrook Primary School