The superpowers of teacher aides – kōrero with Alice Frame

Amy-Lee Budd and Alice Frame kōrero about the role and how it partners with kaiako

What role do teacher aides play in providing equitable education for ākonga?

Teacher aides work with kaiako to provide support, they are tasked with a wide range of responsibilities in order to create a classroom environment that fits each learner's independent needs. In addition to bringing their own skills and strengths to the role, they help relieve pressure in the classroom so each learner has a opportunity to learn, grow and be supported with their education.

Professional development for teacher aides enhances their confidence level and provides a collaborative space where they can develop themselves. It also adds to their "superpower skillset". 

Facilitator Amy-Lee and Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) Alice kōrero about the significant role of teacher aides and how they support kaiako to provide ākonga with what they need to engage with, and succeed in, education.


If you're a teacher aide or educational support worker, you might be interested in 'Strengthening Teacher Aide Practice' – a 12-week online programme that focuses on growing cultural capability, strong relationships, digital fluency and design/ implementation capability. The programme starts 17 July.

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