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Effective support for English: local cluster session for teaching assistants

Featherstone Wood Primary School, Featherston Road
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Primary English Advisers
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Target Audience
Teaching Assistants
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Course Types
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
Highly effective teaching assistants can add real value to pupil's learning. As the Sutton Trust identified, investing in professional development for this group of practitioners makes the difference. This two-hour session will offer teaching assistants the opportunity to reflect on key aspects of the Primary English Curriculum and how best to support pupils with reading and writing both in the classroom and through guided group work. We will be delving into some subject knowledge as well as providing plenty of practical activities which can be used straight away back in the classroom.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the session, participants will: 

  • come away with some practical activities and strategies that can be used in the classroom and guided groups

  • learn effective approaches to supporting groups and individuals within whole-class teaching situations

  • develop English subject knowledge

  • improve questioning techniques

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 20 November 2019
End Date
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 19 November 2019
09:30 - 11:30
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