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Cluster training for Teaching Assistants

Read the information on the three half-day sessions and then pick your package!

1. Supporting phonics in the EYFS and Year 1 - In this session Teaching Assistants will clarify their subject knowledge around the terminology related to phonics teaching and their expectations related to the pace and progression of learning; they will become familiar with the basic phonic code, teaching blending and segmenting, and discover how to provide a fun and multisensory approach to the daily, discrete teaching of phonics. They will also explore strategies for teaching high frequency words.

2. Supporting spelling from Y2-Y6 - In this session Teaching Assistants will consider how children learn to spell and the kinds of teaching which support them most effectively. Delegates will undertake a range of interactive strategies to promote the development of good spelling habits in line with the spelling requirements for each year group.

3. Supporting grammar, punctuation and vocabulary - In this session Teaching Assistants will clarify their subject knowledge around grammatical terminology and will develop a greater understanding of the progression in grammatical concepts from years 1-6. The session will include lots of engaging, discrete activities to support children’s learning that can be used for 1-1 or small group teaching.

Option 1:

Three half-days of training (sessions 1, 2, & 3) for a cluster of up to five* schools with up to 20 TAs attending each session. Cluster school/s to host the events and provide refreshments. (Venue could change each time if wished and sessions could be run in the mornings, afternoons or a combination of the two. )

Total cost to cluster= £1250 plus travel (subject to VAT)

Option 2:

One full day of training choosing two of the above options; one session to run during the morning and the second during the afternoon. For clusters of up to five *schools with up to 20 TAs attending each session. One school in the cluster to agree to host the event and provide refreshments. If any TAs are staying for both sessions they would need to bring a packed lunch.

Total cost to cluster= £795 plus travel (subject to VAT)

Option 3:

One half day of training choosing any of the above options for clusters of up to five* schools with up to 20 TAs attending each session. One school in the cluster to agree to host the event and provide refreshments.

Total cost to cluster= £445 plus travel (subject to VAT)

*Extra schools can attend by negotiation.

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