Assessment for Learning Strategies for TAs 24/25

This session is designed to support TA expertise and confidence in assessment for learning strategies.

It is an online asynchronous resource. The recorded presentation is 40 minutes long and there are accompanying resources and a quiz to check understanding.

The course is free to access as a VNET Member. To access all the training for this course, please follow this link and click on the pink ‘Access this course’ button to sign up, you will need to ensure you enter your school name to gain access to the session. 

Once you have done this you will have access to all the content of this course.

Training outcomes

  • To know and understand how to use formative assessment strategies practically across the curriculum
  • To be provided with tips and strategies to engineer effective discussions
  • To know best practice in supporting oral and written feedback

How to take part

This session is taken from our Developing TA Expertise online programme. The programme is designed to develop TA expertise and confidence in the classroom. An online resource, it can be accessed by individuals or as a group inset session.

The online Developing TA Expertise course consists of 13 units, each with a video tutorial, resources and a quiz. Staff can pick and choose which sessions suit them or it can be used as a group resource in inset training. A bank of useful supporting resources is available for each unit to allow personal learning to turn instantly into professional practice. For more information and to purchase the series, click here.

Ruth McGlone

Principal Consultant

Ruth has 15 years of working in Norfolk Schools and just under 10 years as a Headteacher, leading a school through some challenging circumstances. As a Headteacher who has led a school through Covid-19 she is very well placed to appreciate the pressures on TAs today.

Ruth has worked as a System Leader as part of the Sheringham Teaching School Alliance and has been active in supporting the development of Mastery Mathematics in West Norfolk alongside the Cambridge Maths Hub.


This approach provides clear models for learning, based upon a secure evidence base. In 24/25 join the Norfolk WalkThrus cohort to provide a network to integrate this pedagogical approach to improving teaching and learning across our schools. CPD, networks and instructional coaching all included in membership!