Are you a teacher leading a team but lacking in confidence?

Do you find leading the team more challenging than teaching the children?

Perhaps you are struggling to manage the many duties of your role?


This course is here to help you, specifically focused in the context of leading a team who support the teaching and learning of children and young people with special educational needs. I will guide you through practical ways backed up by research to maximise the impact of teaching assistants.

“Teamwork makes the dream work”

Teaching and support assistants play a crucial role in the education and learning of children with special educational needs. However, it can feel like a job in itself managing the team around you. 

Leading a team is a skill in itself.

I know this from my own experience. When I first started my teaching career, the most challenging part of the role was leading a team. 

What's important to remember is that with structure, effective communication and strategic planning, it can be a hugely rewarding relationship for all involved, but most importantly - the children.  
It can help you, your team and the children you are teaching to have a positive and productive learning experience.

For more informative guidance, I invite you to join the course
Teachers as Leaders
In this short course you will learn inspiring ways in which a teacher can deploy teaching and support assistants and also continue to enhance the practice of the team.

You will learn and reflect on strategies and communication ideas, to build a stable support network around you, and enhance the value which a class team brings to teaching and learning.

What Our Course Participants Have To Say...

"Great course! 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

"This course is great for creating a supportive team environment which is essential for students and staff wellbeing and best practice. Not only does the course provide thought provoking questions, it allowed me to reflect on myself as a Teacher in Special Education and to build on the TA's experience and knowledge. "

- Charlene Hillyard

The research section was really interesting and to really think about the roles and purpose of support staff. I found the quote ‘interactions with pupils should be about understanding not task completion’ really powerful. Thank you! :)

- Alicia Barnes

Be a Confident and Successful Class Team Leader Now!


If you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know in 30 days and you'll get 100% of your payment back.

For discounted multiple purchasesgroup training licences and invoices, please contact 
[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.

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 am now a specialist teacher and consultant helping 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 and skills in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course for?

Teachers, trainee teachers, NQT's, SENCO's or anyone leading a team in the context of special educational needs.


How will the course be taught?

The course is taught through a series of videos, reflection tasks and downloadable resources. You will create a login and password to access the content at a time convenient to you 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?

You can access the content whenever you want!


Can I pay via invoice or purchase courses for multiple people?

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.


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!


Is there a money-back guarantee or refund option?

The courses are designed to give you valuable information and skills however, if you are not satisfied with the course and let me know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.

“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