April 30th, 2013
The Teaching Assistant College will be heading off to London in a couple of weeks to attend the 32nd COBIS Annual Conference. The COBIS Conference is a key event for the team as it is a fantastic opportunity to speak to delegates attending from schools all over the world. Eva Cartwright and Claire Preece will [...]BSME Conference
February 28th, 2013
Eva Cartwright has recently returned from the British Schools of the Middle East Annual Conference. The conference was held in Jordan from the 5th – 8th January and was a huge success, with our new launches for 2013 being very well received. Eva would like to thank all the delegates who took the time to discuss [...]
Published on October 1st, 2010
We were delighted to visit the school to undertake training on the 20th & 21st Spetember 2010.
All of the school’s Learning Support Assistants from the Foundation Stage to Year Six joined with those employed within the Student Services Faculty for this intensive two day professional development programme, focussing on a variety or areas relating to the role of a LSA.
The sessions were a mixture of lecture, tutorial and practical application and afforded all delegates the opportunity to discuss and question key components of their role in a professional context. The LSAs received specific training in how to work as an effective Learning Support Assistant, how to support bilingual learners and how to provide additional challenge for our most able students.
The Foundation Stage and Year One LSAs also received specific tuition in the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum document and how they can effectively support the assessment process.
During the sessions the LSAs were informed of the core competencies relating to current UK legislation alongside the key occupational standards for an LSA.
The TA College are delighted that BIS value highly the role which their LSAs play in supporting learning within the classroom.
To further develop our partnership, a staff development meeting was held for all the teaching staff providing an opportunity to learn about how best they can utilise the skills of their LSAs.
The school advise us that the two day training event is just the beginning of a process of investment in the individual development of each of their LSAs and the invaluable contribution they make to the learning of all their children. The CPD is a central component of the school improvement planning and they aim to raise standards of attainment and achievement for all their students.
Some other reactions we received:
‘ I learned a lot, I thoroughly enjoyed the training’
‘The workshop made me realise the importance of my role in school and has given me confidence to work more closely with the teacher’
‘I received lots of ideas and information of how to be a more effective LSA’