Managing Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134491085
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a practical guide to the role, management, and deployment of teaching assistants. It offers comprehensive and informed support, underpinned by illustrative case studies throughout. Information and practical guidance is given on: the role and competencies of teaching assistants how to audit the existing teaching assistant provision in the school the teaching assistant's role in planning, delivery and feedback how to appoint, induct, mentor and appraise teaching assistants the effective management of teaching assistants by teachers and managers, and the need for a whole school approach opportunities for continual professional development for teaching assistants. This book is based on extensive observation of teaching assistants working in schools, and will have practical significance and implications for headteachers, senior management staff, teachers, LEA advisors, trainers and consultants.

Leading and Managing Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134054297
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There are more than 200,000 teaching assistants(TAs) in the UK. This comprehensive, practical book deals with how to make use of them effectively. Written by a recognised authority on TAs the book investigates the roles of leadership and management the various roles of TAs and what distinguishes them from other support staff the whole-school learning environment Auditing the needs of the school and the needs of the TAs good practice in appointing and developing TAs – technicalities, examples and proforma. using a TA in the classroom - guidance for teachers leading a team of TAs. This supportive and stimulating book is complemented with practical and effective strategies for managing TAs. TAs can contribute to higher standards for pupils, better curriculum delivery, improved work-life balance and effectiveness for teachers and support for whole school policies. Including examples of good practice, real-life accounts, research evidence, sources of help and suggestions for further reading, this book provides all the guidance a manager will need to help them make the best use of their TAs.

Assisting Learning Supporting Teaching

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 1853467944
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The central aim of this book is to give Teaching Assistants an insight into the theories of teaching and learning which they now need to fulfil their role, including looking at the TA as both learner and teacher.

Practical Behaviour Management for Primary School Teachers

Author: Tracey Lawrence
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472942361
Format: PDF, ePub
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Practical Behaviour Management for Primary School Teachers will provide you with practical strategies at every part of your teaching journey, enabling you to create an inclusive environment in your own classroom. By giving you step-by-step guidance on different strategies that you can implement, Tracey Lawrence supports you on the journey to unlock the potential of every child – because every child deserves a high quality education. The book will top up your teaching toolkit by covering a range of topics around managing behaviour, from low-level issues to more extreme cases, as well as well-being and mental health concerns. It provides case studies, discusses the responsibilities of the teacher, how to set meaningful targets, plus lots of tips on how to get the best out of available support and intervention strategies. Not only that, you also get real classroom anecdotes and exercises to use in lessons right away so you feel fully prepared to support all children with confidence.

The Primary Headteacher s Handbook

Author: Roger Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135727317
Format: PDF
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Launching the new Kogan Page Primary Essentials series, this indispensable handbook for all practising and aspiring primary headteachers will help primary school leaders rise to the many challenges that face them in the task of effectively managing a busy primary school. Some of the key areas examined are: * staff development * recruiting and managing staff * the school as an organisation * leadership * managing a successful inspection. As well as acting as a guide to best practice for those tasked with the role of headship, this comprehensive and straightforward handbook will also assist governors, deputies, senior teachers, those studying for NPQH, to understand how an effective head can create and sustain an effective school.

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Author: Rob Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317442121
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to do with TAs. It is decisions made about them by school leaders and teachers that best explain this provocative finding. The fully updated second edition of this book draws on the experiences of schools that have put this guidance into action via the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme. Revised to reflect the latest research evidence and changes within education, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this book will help school leaders and teachers in primary and secondary settings to rethink the role, purpose and contribution of TAs, and add real value to what can be achieved in classrooms. Setting out a field-tested process, structured around a coherent and empirically sound conceptual framework, this book: helps school leaders review, reform and reenergise their TA workforce provides practical strategies to implement in the classroom illustrates key points with new case studies provides photocopiable templates and resources to support decision-making and action. Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants provides much-needed and evidence-informed guidance on how to unleash the huge potential of TAs, and is essential reading for all school leaders.

Teaching Assistants

Author: Maggie Balshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136756353
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical book is intended to support schools and LEAs in developing effective strategies in working with teaching assistants. It is related to the DfEE's recently published Good Practice Guide (2000). Suggested approaches are supported with real examples from practice, showing the reality of how schools can review and develop practice and so become more effective in their management and support of teaching assistants. The aim is to enable managers in schools and LEAs to work effectively with teaching assistants; teachers to plan classroom approaches for working with teaching assistants; teaching assistants to improve their practice; and children to learn more effectively in inclusive settings. This book will be of use to headteachers, senior staff in schools, SENCOs, LEA support staff, class teachers and teaching assistants.

Working with Support Staff

Author: Trevor Kerry
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Working with Support Staff examines the many and varied roles support staff play in schools. This practical book covers the majority of these generic roles, paid and unpaid, trained and untrained, that support student learning.

Narrowing the Attainment Gap A handbook for schools

Author: Daniel Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472946367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is one of the most insidious social injustices in the developed world. It is a significant factor in the growing inequality of our societies and persists across time and nations. For this reason, narrowing the gap is a top priority for governments and policymakers, and an issue that all schools must tackle. Written by a leading expert in the field of inclusion, Narrowing the Attainment Gap is designed to support school leaders in understanding and reducing the attainment gap in the context of their setting. Drawing on research and his own extensive experience in leading a team that has worked with over 1,000 schools, Daniel Sobel examines the real issues behind the attainment gap and the barriers schools face when trying to narrow it. The book provides a unique approach with hands-on, practical guidance to enable every school leader to develop their own bespoke solutions to meet the needs of their community. Case studies and examples illustrate how these interventions can be put into practice and the impact they can have, while template resources help schools demonstrate to stakeholders the change they are driving at an individual, cohort and whole-school level.