Coaching for support staff
Coaching for support staff
The supporting role in the classroom is valuable and important one. It ensures that the teacher can focus on the individual needs of learners and concentrate on making sure that all learners achieve their full potential.
The relationship between the teacher and their support team is critical in creating a seamless learning process that benefits the learner and builds a picture of where support will help individuals and groups of learners to be resilient and motivated to learn.
Coaching is all about building confidence, developing the individual and reflecting on excellent practice and improvement. Where support staff develop coaching skills they work more closely with the teacher and other educational professionals to create a culture of reflection, professional dialogue and excellence in learning and achievement. Greater collaboration between the teacher and their support team ensures that information is shared, learning is enhanced and learners feel more confident.
The new curriculum and new approaches to assessment will require Teaching Assistant to be a part of the focus on formative assessment and helping learners towards mastery of a concept, topic or subject. Developing a range of coaching skills such as; the ability to use deep and rich questioning, becoming active listeners and focusing on the positive and what is working well will support staff feeding back to learners and how they work together to discuss appropriate
teaching and learning strategies. As the new curriculum unfolds Teaching Assistants will play a vital role in supporting change and helping learners
In England the inspectorate, OFSTED want to see the best use made of the Teaching Assistant. Developing a coaching culture will help to provide the evidence of their impact on learning.
"In assessing the quality of teaching and learning inspectors will consider information from discussions about teaching, learning and assessment with teachers, teaching assistants and other staff".
"OFSTED are also looking closely at the role of the teaching assistant or support teacher and the part they play in ensuring schools in Wales meet their targets in making progress in the those identified priority areas".
This one day event will focus on:
Who should access this training?:
Higher Level Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants and other support staff who will learn some valuable skills in how to improve feedback to learners and support them to self-reflect and take risks as well as learning how to use coaching skills and techniques to collaborate in the planning and delivery of learning in the classroom. Teachers who work closely with support teams and who want to build more collaborative teams. A manager with responsibility for a team or teams of teaching assistants who want to use the materials and learning from the day to train others back in school. Similarly a CPD manager who is looking for a programme to develop the support teams within school.
The Coaching team
We work closely together to refine your training needs. You can find out more about the team by going to the about us page on our website.
FIRST TRAINEE PRICE: £275.00 + VAT
SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT DELEGATE PRICE:
£225.00 + VAT
BOOKING: To book an in-house CPD Coaching for support staff programme, please complete the CPD enquiry form below:
Every school is different so why should all the training be the same?
Our in-house training service allows you as much flexibility as you need, whether you’re looking to have an existing course delivered in your school or if you want something completely customised.