Course Options: 1 Day, Half Day, Twilight

Recommended Max People:
25

Full day from:
£880.00 + VAT to £1255.00 + VAT

Half day from:
£680.00 + VAT to £955.00 + VAT

Add additional participant for as little as £33.00 + VAT per person per day

Please Note:
Course costs are based on 15 participants

This course can be tailored to your individual requirements

Effective Teaching Assistants in the Classroom

This course helps participants to get an understanding of how to maximise the potential of the teaching assistant as an individual and as part of the whole organisation. The spine of this course is based on the theory that individuals can be focused and highly effective and make greater impact on their organisations, maximise learning and impact on children.

Course Overview

This course helps participants to get an understanding of how to maximise the potential of the teaching assistant as an individual and as part of the whole organisation. The spine of this course is based on the theory that individuals can be focused and highly effective and make greater impact on their organisations, maximise learning and impact on children. On pilot courses participants have found that it is particularly effective when SLT or classroom teachers attend with their teaching assistants.

Course Objectives

Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, SENCOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants will be able to go back to their own schools and assess whether they are making best use of their time and be able to help guide others in their workplace. This one day course will help participants to focus on the following issues:

  • The role of the effective Teaching Assistant
  • Levels of working and expectations
  • Clear and effective line management
  • Effective communication
  • Maximising impact through no ‘slack time’
  • Self - analysis of the Teaching Assistant or TA Team
  • Good advocacy
  • Intervention and evaluation
  • The Teaching Assistant and Ofsted

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Course Overview and objectives
  • Being part of an effective TA team
  • SWOT
  • Self/team analysis
  • Roles, responsibilities and expectations
  •  Ofsted and the TA role

Session 2

  • Job Descriptions, levels of working and career progression
  • SEN roles
  • No ‘slack time’ and changing expectations
  • Getting involved and line management
  • Teachers, children and parents
  • Review and Questions

Session 3

  • Links to the SDP – being part of the journey, the vision
  • Performance Management and CPD
  • Communication, planning and evaluating performance (self – evaluation)
  • Adapting learning to meet the need, using your own initiative

Session 4

  • Child Protection
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Good advocacy
  • Action Planning
  • Final Thoughts
  • Review of Objectives
  • Evaluations
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Mick is an experienced Headteacher with a track record of successful effective school leadership. He has had twenty years experience in Middle schools and has spent the last nine years in Primary. He is a hands – on Headteacher who is clearly focussed about roles and responsibilities and the effective utilisation of other people and their skills. He believes deeply in invitational distributed leadership rather than delegation. He is insistent that if there is someone else who has the knowledge and skill to do a better job than himself . . . then they should be given space to lead, shine and do it. He is passionate about VFM and how the school environment impacts on young children and their learning.

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