Essential C21st Teaching Skills


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:
  • Build on your understanding of what, according to the evidence, the most effective TAs really do
  • Acquire a whole range of proven Literacy and Numeracy strategies you can apply to your pupils
  • Obtain a clear understanding of the techniques and resources you will need through ‘hands on’ and practical training
  • Gain clear and obvious upskilling and a deeper understanding of best classroom practice
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

029 2071 1787


Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

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

TA , St Margaret's Prep School

Brought and shared some brilliant ideas which we can use to boost children's progress. Training was exciting and there was a 'buzz' of learning.

Teacher , St Saviours School Nigeria

The course delivery was outstanding, many interesting activities to go with it. I will make conscious effort to practice what I have learnt. I feel empowered. Thank you.

TA , St Saviours School Nigeria

The course was very helpful to me personally. It gives me more ideas and techniques on how to be effective TA inside the classroom. I also commend the speaker who did very well in giving the lecture. No boring moments and it was a continuous activity all through the day. I would love to hear more.

TA , Amnuay Silpa School

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

TA , High March School

Thoroughly enjoyable and very informative and thought provoking. Excellent day. Thank you.

TA , High March School

Very Interesting course today. Presented in a very enjoyable and fun way. Very professional and informative.

TA , Eversfield Preparatory School