Do you find leading a team can be more challenging than teaching the children?!

Are you looking for practical ways to support in leading an effective and consistent team?

This course is here to help you, specifically focused on the context of leading a team who support the teaching and learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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

This course will show you practical things you can do as a teacher, to maximise the impact of the team, ensuring good practice, consistency and high-quality teaching and learning for children with SEND.

How Will This Course Benefit Me?

leading a team of teaching assistants
Learn practical strategies to maximise the impact of teaching assistants

Gain a range of strategies and templates you can use to support the deployment of your team, to ensure most impact on teaching and learning in the context of SEND.

Gain a deeper understanding of current research in the area of maximising teaching assistants

This course will give you a break down of what has been learnt from current research and how we can implement the findings into our classroom to ensure maximum impact.

Feel confident in leading your team and ensure effective systems are in place

Tools and strategies to support the organisation and practice of your team, to ensure high quality teaching for children and young people.

Ready to Learn More?!

Access Any Time

Complete the course at a time convenient for you. Our flexible, on-demand courses allow you to log in and complete the content as you go, plus you can revisit the content if needed!

Bitesize videos​

Each course is broken down into short modules, allowing you to easily follow the content. The modules are full of invaluable, to-the-point information and resources.

Practical advice

With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, each video is filled with practical advice that you can implement, immediately.

Downloadable resources

Each course comes with downloadable resources including visual supports, slides, reflection tasks and other helpful resources. These will help support your learning and practice.

Support community

Ongoing support is offered through our comment boxes on each video.

Device compatible

Our courses can be completed on whatever your preferred device is, either via your browser or the Teachable app.

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

Access the Course Content on any Device and Any Time!​

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

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 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?

We are 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 100% satisfied with the course and let me know within 30 days of purchasing, you will receive a full refund.

Join the Course

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.
“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