Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants: Improving pupil independence
A 4 half-day course for teaching assistants (TAs) based on the acclaimed book, The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction: How to Maximise your Practice.
Based on the authors’ extensive and ground-breaking research, this course introduces a classroom-tested framework as the basis for practical strategies and reflective activities to help TAs improve the support they provide to pupils:
Latest research and guidance on the complementary roles of the teacher and the TA
Introduction to scaffolding as an effective framework for developing pupil independence
Opportunities to reflect on your current practice and develop specific scaffolding strategies
How to make an effective contribution to assessment for learning
Gap tasks and planning to make changes to your practice
Reflecting and building on the gap tasks from Day 1
Effective delivery of intervention programmes
The TA’s role in supporting collaborative group work
Reviewing changes to your practice and future planning
Participants are expected to attend all dates.
The course is suitable for all TAs and other classroom support staff (e.g. Learning Support Assistants) who support learning in all settings and at all stages.
The dates of the 4 sessions are below, all are from 9:00 am to 12:30
Thurs 19th Jan
Thurs 16th Feb
Thurs 9th March
Thurs 6th April
The cost of the 4 sessions is £360 + VAT, or 4 LUTSA Credits (see www.lutsa.co.uk for details of the CPD package)
Date and Time
Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance
St Thomas Of Canterbury School
Chancet Wood Drive