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Classroom Management for TAs and Cover Supervisors

Creating a positive climate for learning

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Suitable for: Teaching assistants, cover supervisors and other support staff who provide intervention and/or assistance in the classroom. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to create a positive climate for learning in which students are attentive and well-behaved and are alert to their learning. It will help you to maximise opportunities for students to make rapid progress. And it will provide you with a range of useful strategies to combat conflict and deal with acts of defiance.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 8057WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
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Great learning environments are built of rules and routines, regularly repeated and reinforced. Without these building blocks of effective classroom management, the edifice of education would simply crumble and fall. It is vital that every adult in the classroom is equipped to tackle conflict when it arises and to model and promote positive behaviours. This course provides you with the tools to do just that.

  • Understand why students misbehave and therefore pre-empt misbehaviours
  • Gain and maintain control of the classroom or a group of students
  • Deal with defiant behaviour in a positive, non-threatening manner
  • Ensure you work professionally with the classroom teacher and other adults
  • Acquire a set of practical strategies for managing common behaviour problems
  • Understand and apply the growth mindset and assessment for learning strategies


The importance of rules and routines, regularly repeated and reinforced
  • Why students misbehave – and how to avoid it
  • 3 principles of positive learning environments
  • SUPER strategies for gaining control of a room
The magic number – a three-tiered approach
  • Preventative classroom management
  • Corrective classroom management
  • Supportive classroom management
The growth mindset approach to classroom management
  • Dealing with the 5Ds of defiant behaviour
  • Applying Sun Tzu’s principle: “The greatest victory is to win without having battled”
  • Understanding ‘The Conflict Cycle’ and Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Behaviour for learning…it’s about more than just compliance
  • Getting, focusing and maintaining students’ attentions
  • Avoiding ‘staff splitting’ – ensuring teachers, TAs and supervisors are ‘on the same page’
  • Top 10 Take-Away: classroom management tips for TAs and cover supervisors

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