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Teaching Assistant to Whole Class Teaching Programme 2021-22

Designed for Primary Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants & support staff with a teaching commitment in their role or secondary staff with an interest in the primary phase.

Do you want to reduce your annual supply costs?

Do you want highly skilled Teaching Assistants who have the confidence to lead whole-class sessions in the absence of the classroom teacher?

Do you want your teaching staff to feel confident that Teaching Assistants can continue to deliver the curriculum in their absence?

Do you want Teaching Assistants who feel empowered to direct and lead in your classrooms alongside the teacher?

Do you want Teaching Assistants who have the confidence to deal with behavioural issues in a timely and sensitive manner to resolve issues and rebuild relationships?

Programme overview

SESSION 1: Teaching & Learning

An introduction to key elements of outstanding teaching.  What do teachers do?  How do they do it?  How is the role different to the role of teaching assistant?  Programme overview.

SESSION 2: Promoting positive behaviour

Managing behaviour effectively using a positive approach including strategies for different age groups, consistency and high expectations, managing transitions within sessions, principles of positive reinforcement and Thrive, having a ‘teacher presence’ and managing low-level disruptions.

SESSION 3: An inclusive approach

Managing additional needs within a classroom setting, managing support staff, understanding barriers to learning.

SESSION 4: English subject knowledge

English subject knowledge, focusing on word classes, sentence types, punctuation, spelling and phonics and progression across the primary phase.

SESSION 5: Maths subject knowledge

Maths subject knowledge, focusing on mathematical terminology and progression in approaches to calculation.

SESSION 6: Questioning

Effective questioning, focusing on Bloom’s Taxonomy, Blanks Levels and higher order thinking skills.

SESSION 7: Presentations

Presentation to the group of delegates’ professional learning during the programme and impact on pupil learning.

Depending on the changing restrictions due to COVID-19, there may be an opportunity to have an extra session in February 2022, on peer observation.  This session will allow delegates to demonstrate using planning and prepared resources to lead a whole-class session, including managing transitions, marking pupils’ work, liaising with parents and feedback to the class teacher.

Programme dates

Session 1: 30th November 2021, 09:30 - 12:00

Session 2: 30th November 2021, 12:45 - 15:15

Session 3: 18th January 2022, 09:30 - 12:00

Session 4: 18th January 2022, 12:45 - 15:15

Session 5: 8th March 2022, 09:30 - 12:00

Session 6: 8th March 2022, 12:45 - 15:15

Session 7: 29th March 2022, 12:45 - 15:15

COST: SWIFT Member schools: £200 per delegate  Other Colleagues: £260 per delegate
** Book 3 places and get the third place half price **

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