Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Strategies to support and stimulate learning rather than spoon feed
About this course

Do you want to find out what the most effective TAs really do?

Do you want to enhance your approaches to supporting pupils with Literacy and Numeracy issues?

Do you want to attend a course full of realistic and practical ideas to help you do this?

The Teaching Assistant can be a highly-valued asset in the classroom. The key though is to identify what are and what aren’t the best value interventions the TA can make. This course will offer practical, lesson-ready strategies to support you in improving the Literacy and Numeracy skills of the pupils you support.

Whilst this course will focus on work with mainstream pupils there will be clear reference to EAL and SEN Pupils



Course Outcomes:
  • Enhance your knowledge of the responsibilities and standards required as a TA
  • Develop your skills of communication and collaboration with staff and students
  • Increase your awareness of the resources and research available to improve your success as a TA
  • Reduce the likelihood for ‘stereo-teaching’ to occur
  • Improve your ability to offer effective support, to both students and teachers
Course Outline:
Setting the context

Describe what we know an effective TA does and does not do

Identify the barriers to Literacy and Numeracy some pupils face

Outline the best strategies to improve Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy Interventions

Focus on the 3 core aspects of Literacy (reading, writing and oracy)

Support with writing - spellings, Language for Learning, extending writing

Support with reading - various ways of reading

Support with oracy - building more confident speakers

Numeracy Interventions

Focus on the 3 core aspects of Numeracy (data, measuring and number)

Strategies to support number work

Strategies to support measuring work

Strategies to support data work

Wendy Imperato

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029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

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+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“The course was pitched perfectly for TAs right across the Nursery to Year 8 spectrum. I was made to question some of my current practice and given many ideas to try in the coming weeks in order to improve my own practice and students learning outcomes. A thoroughly enjoyable and useful course.”

Teaching Assistant , Terra Nova School

Very informative accessible course. Having previously had TA training I found this to be the most relevant and useful for my practice.

Teaching Assistant , Wimbledon High School

"This was an excellent course with just the right amount of narrative and participation. I really liked the way that the resources can be made and adapted really cheaply and easily."

Teaching Assistant , St Paul's Cathedral School

"A fantastic course. I learned lots and was provided with lots of amazing ideas which I will use in the classroom."

Teaching Assistant , St Margaret's Prep School

"A very informative course! I really enjoyed being a participant in this course. There are lots of activities to take and try for the children."

Teaching Assistant , Amnuay Silpa School, Bangkok

"Fantastic course, tutor was knowledgeable and delivered content in an easy to understand language - great fun."

Teaching Assistant , High March School

"Very informative, entertaining and useful, with plenty of materials to take away. Always a winner with staff!"

Principal , Hawkesdown School