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
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
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
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
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“The school I work in has a high number of EAL and pupil premium students and not many LSAs. Every technique I learnt today can and will be directly used in pretty much all of my lessons.”LSA , Greig City Academy
“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.”TA , St Paul's Cathedral School
“Steve was a great trainer - very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the content. Some really good, practical teaching ideas that will be useful from Reception all the way through to GCSE.”Teaching Partner , Ark All Saints Academy