This set of training material has been carefully designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the role of Teaching Assistant in primary settings.
The first section comprises the training material for the Teaching Assistant based on seven units of work deigned to take between four and a half and seven and a half hours to complete. These are often based on policies and practice with the school itself. As a result the material enables the Teaching Assistant to acquire bespoke knowledge and understanding relevant to their workplace but set within the wider educational context. Each unit includes at least one task to be completed by the Teaching Assistant.
Film clips are provided on the accompanying DVD. These form the basis of many of the tasks throughout the units. They also provide a useful resource for reflection and additional CPD within the school.
The second section is designed to be used by the mentor or manager who is working with the Teaching Assistant. It includes a copy of each of the tasks that the Teaching Assistant will complete together with assessment criteria with which to evaluate the responses and to begin professional dialogue.
Although designed to be worked through consecutively, the units can be used separately or chosen to support an individual's professional development needs.