The standards for teaching assistants that were commissioned but not published by the government a year ago have been reviewed and released by a group of eight interested parties. The group included the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Unison, the National Education Trust (NET), Maximising the Practice of TAs (MPTA) and Reading Teaching School Alliance (RTSA).
The document states that these do not replace HLTA standards but are complementary to them
The non-mandatory standards come with a caveat that they are not to be associated with the government. Schools Week noted Nick Gibb as saying they are ‘nothing to do with us’.
The document can be found here: ta-standards-final-june2016.