Teaching Assistants have taken a growing role within the primary and secondary school classrooms. This course will explain the requirement to become a teaching assistant, the typical role and how it can be used as a first step in a career in education. The course also introduces useful topics such as safeguarding, health and safety and behaviour management.
The course follows a simple structure that shows how a Teaching Assistant can support the school, the curriculum, the teacher and, of course, the students.
- Why become a Teaching Assistant
- An explanation of the course structure
- Overview of the course content
- Different types of Teaching Assistant
- Responsibilities and skills required
- Qualifications that support the role
- Potential career paths
- both the Early Years and National Curriculum
- The Regulator
- the National Literacy and Numeracy strategies.
- The current school system
- The different roles of people in a school
- Structure of a typicla school day and the school year
- Planning, preparation and Assessment
- Typical routine and clerical tasks for a TA
- Activities to support the teacher
- influencing child learning
- child protection
- Personal Social and Health education
- equal opportunities
- Special Educational Needs.
Accredited by Highfield Awarding Body