Teaching Assistants: How to Maximise Your Impact on Learning
The aim of this course is for Teaching Assistants (TAs) to reflect on their role as facilitators of learning. With research for some time debating their impact on learning, in this module we consider what is it that schools are expecting from their TAs and what pedagogical knowledge needs to be developed so that teaching assistants are better informed to understand the ways in which children learn. We look at practical examples of different approaches they may already be familiar with, unpicking how these were created and can be recreated by themselves. This course aims to challenge thinking for TAs to consider what the children’s needs are and how they can best be supported.
With over 20 years experience, Julie is a staunchly passionate and committed primary educator, having dedicated her career to training and school improvement. She travels nationally and internationally to support schools though evidence based research with subject specific, teaching pedagogies and other focus areas. She specialises in SEND and early language learning and still teaches in order to maintain a close connection pupils and the current themes in education.