Unit 9: Observe and report on pupil performance
You see, but you do not observe. You listen, but you do not hear. (Sherlock Holmes)
Although teachers are said to have ‘eyes in the back of their heads’ – this actually isn’t true, and observing how particular individuals or groups of pupil are behaving or learning in a large class can be extremely difficult for a teacher. An effective role for TAs can therefore be observing within lessons.