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TA Training - Supporting Children with SEND *

Event Code
Exeter Consortium and TSA
Newcourt Community Centre, Blakeslee Drive
Event Tutors
Ali Hirst
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Target Audiences
Teaching Assistants
target audience
Event Types
Training Course
Event categories
Teaching and Learning
Event description

This course will focus on practical guidance to support TAs working with pupils with complex SEND needs in the classroom.

About the Trainer
Ali Hirst, SENDCo at Whipton Barton Federation, will lead the session.

Ali started her teaching career in 1992, working as an NQT in an intercity school in Gloucester city with a high percentage of children with complex additional needs and disadvantage. Since those early days, she has worked as a class teacher in a wide range of schools, year group lead, curriculum lead, acting head teacher, head teacher and is currently the SENDco at Whipton Barton Federation (a large primary school in Exeter) where she manages the SEND team (10 specialist TAs) across both schools and nursery.

She is responsible for the SEND practices, provision and TA training. Recently she has been working with staff to develop a ‘tool kit’ for TAs to improve the quality of the support TAs provide for all children (not just SEND).

Target Audience
Teaching Assistants within Primary & Secondary schools.

Cost: £35 per Teaching Assistant for SWIFT member schools | £55 for non-members
*Expertise Exchange Discount available on this course

Training objectives
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Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 11 November 2021
End Date
Thursday 11 November 2021
Closing Date
Monday 8 November 2021
16:00 - 17:00
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