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Developing the Pedagogical Role of the TA

Developing the Pedagogical Role of the TA

Teaching Assistants make up a quarter of the education workforce in England, costing £2.2 billion annually (audit commission 2011).  They frequently work with the most challenging children in the class, yet they receive the least training.

Developing the Pedagogical Role of the Teaching Assistant draws on recent findings by the Education Endowment Foundation.  It aims to build on the recommendations to maximise the impact of teaching assistants and to recognise and develop their professional standards.

“I found the course extremely useful and informative.  I have picked up ideas on how to manage a child’s learning better, what works and doesn’t.  Also realise how important a TA is to the overall development of children” – Delegate, Cohort 2

Thursday 11th January 2018: Twilight Session (4-5pm) with Primary Class Teacher

  • Session 1  Thur 25th Jan – The role of the teaching assistant and its implications on children’s learning.
  • Session 2  Thur 1st Feb – Recognise where children are in their learning and to focus on process success.
  • Session 3  Thur 8th Feb – Dialogical conversation.
  • Session 4  Thur 22nd Feb – Different questioning style to develop children’s independent learning.
  • Session 5  Thur 1st Mar – Formative and summative assessments.
  • Session 6  Thur 8th Mar – High quality interventions.
  • Session 7  Thur 15th Mar – Behaviour Management.

All sessions 1-3:00pm

Venue:  St. Francis Catholic Primary School, Coronation Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9HG

Cost:  £295.00 + £100 accreditation (This includes 1 year membership to ILM)

Max 15 placesClosing date Tuesday 9th January 2018

Contact:  01344 622840 / Encompass@stfrancisprimary.org

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