A Webinar for Teaching Assistants: Supporting Pupils to Develop Independent Learning Skills

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This webinar will provide Teaching Assistants with practical advice and guidance around how best they can support children’s ability to learn more independently.

Teaching Assistants have become an increasingly important part of pupil development in many schools. The number of TAs have significantly increased since the turn of the century, with more and more schools reliant on their ability to help support class teachers and reinforce classroom learning.

In this webinar, we will explore how TAs should be looking to improve learning outcomes through encouraging pupils to take more responsibility for their own skills development, realising different levels of intervention and becoming a more visible part of classroom teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how your role as a TA should support pupils to better manage their own learning and development

  • Recognise how to use a self-scaffolding framework to develop greater pupil independence

  • Identify teaching strategies that both encourage and inhibit independent learning

  • Understand how you can ‘add-value’ to the learning process and better work in tandem with teachers

  • Develop your ability to accurately judge when to intervene and support pupil learning

Amjad Ali

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Amjad Ali

Senior leader, speaker and experienced education trainer delivering staff CPD at every level
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TA's

A very informative webinar, likely useful for both new and experienced TA's, and also for teachers and other school staff to see how to make best use of TA's.
David Brennan, LSA - Jarrow School

Excellent thank you for the strategies.
Elizabeth Runacres, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

Barriers and scaffolding

The promotion of independence to increase self esteem towards Maslow hierarchy of needs within literacy explained proactively. Clear and passionate presentation.
Denise Robertson, TA - Kettlebrook Pupil Referral Unit

Interesting

I found this webinar very interesting and helpful. I also will use lots of the ideas in the classroom.
Wendy Cherrington, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Lots of interesting content but some of the content is quite repetitive across the 3 webinars for TA'S. Very well presented.
Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Ta role in the class room

I ideas on how to develop a good relationship between the TA and Teacher and how their roles in the classroom by working together provided a better learning experience for the students.
Magda Wells, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy

I found The 4 Key Barriers to Learning very interesting. The strategies covered were effective because they will enable me as a Teaching Assistant to be able to support my students where their are barriers to their learning.
Mary HEATH - St Peter's Collegiate School A Church of England Academy

Fantastic Webinar

Really informative and some great strategies to try out
Dawn Hunter - The Venerable Bede CE Academy

Excellent Webinar

Excellent Webinar which has encouraged me to reflect on my own practice and Try, Refine and Ditch.
Melanie Williams, TA - Hilbre High School

Interesting and clear .
Michelle Stanhope - Carrwood Primary School

Useful for TAs to view.

I liked this webinar, it was useful and applicable in my everyday work.
Rita Butkeviciute, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

Invaluable Advice

I found all three of Amjad’s webinars really interesting but this one in particular was invaluable. Such simple advice that will help immensely in my day to day role as an LSA. I think all teachers should also watch this!
Natalie Hall, LSA - Tany's Dell Community Primary School and Nursery

Teachers should watch it too
Poppy MOORE, TA - Corley Centre

Brilliant!

I found this Webinar really interesting.
Taylor Jesse, Teacher - Trinity Church of England School

lovely webinar

it was very informative
Humma Nasib, Teaching Assistant - Alston Primary School B9 5UN

Some fantastic ideas to use.
Sajda Naz, Teaching Assistant - Alston Primary School B9 5UN

A Webinar for Teaching Assistants: Supporting Pupils to Develop Independent Learning Skills

Good webinar a lot to take onboard and to use in the classroom
Moira Campbell - The Elizabethan Academy Retford

Supporting Pupils to Develop Independent Learning Skills

Very informative.
Chris Foster, support staff - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School

TA

very informative. learnt a lot how to support students in reading and writing
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