This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching assistants. Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge, and enhanced awareness of how children gain number sense and learn mathematics will allow TAs to better support children in the classroom and during small group or individual intervention.
Teaching assistants from Primary and early Secondary phases.
Participants will attend four face to face sessions which will comprise a mixture of pedagogy, subject knowledge and practical application. Delegates will be asked to complete gap tasks in order to put their skills into practice within their own setting and to reflect upon and share their experiences.
To develop participants’ knowledge about mathematics and the teaching of mathematics, including developing:
It is intended that participation in this Work Group will encourage TAs to reflect on how they are deployed and to be confident in taking a more proactive approach. Gap tasks will focus on school-based professional practice so that learning is based specifically around the needs of the pupils being worked with in the participant’s own setting.
Participants will be expected to commit to attend all of the four sessions below and to complete the gap tasks set. Training will take place at Sandal Castle Primary School, Barnsley Road, Wakefield WF2 6AS on the following dates:
|Tuesday 20th March 2018, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm|
|Tuesday 1st May 2018, 9:30am – 12:00pm|
|Tuesday 12th June 2018, 9:30am – 2:30pm|
Refreshments will be available. Lunch will be provided during the full day sessions.