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Maximising Teaching Assistants training

Improving pupil independence 

This course for teaching assistants is 1.5 days of coverage. It is recommended that it is delivered as:
Day 1: Effective interactions to support pupil independence. Delivered over one day, with gap tasks to be completed before day 2
Day 2: Reviewing gap tasks; delivering effective interventions; collaborative group work. Delivered over a half-day
The course for teachers is delivered in one half-day session. It is advised that the teacher course is delivered alongside the training for TAs.
Day 1 can be delivered independently of Day 2, and works well as a full day of professional development for groups of TAs. It is also possible to deliver training across a number of weeks. Similarly, the timings of the courses can be extended if desired, allowing more time for reflection and discussion. 

Bren Prendergast   Education Advocate (SEND)