Many schools have embraced the remodelling agenda and are training and deploying support staff well. Research shows that 90 per cent of support staff feel schools support their training and development needs, and two thirds of NQTs felt their training was good in preparing them to work with support staff.
The TDA's role is critical. We are starting to see the impact that a team of well-trained and developed support staff can have, and remain committed to supporting schools to achieve this.
Graham Holley, Chief Executive, Training and Development Agency for Schools, London.