OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAMME 

 

Who is this course aimed at?

This programme is for teaching assistants who are, or who have the potential to be outstanding in their roles. It is intended to develop the potential for TAs to have a wider impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning across the school.

 

The OTAP enables Teaching Assistants to:

  • Place a greater emphasis on the prupose and value of the lessons they support.
  • Raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning.
  • Use different methods and styles of support to challenged learners.
  • Innovate and take risks.
  • Have a bigger impact on the planning and assessment for the learners they support.
  • Demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching and learning.
  • Be able to coach colleagues to raise performance.

 

What will it do?

The programme will focus on a range of aspects of teaching and learning such as challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning. There are facillitated practical sessions with linked practical tasks back in the participents own school to apply what they learn.

 

Commitment

The key ingredient is the opportunity to share previous experience, existing expertise and new learning with colleague in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. Participents will feel inspired and motivated to take their learning back into their schools, to make an immediate impact in their own practice, with the pupils they support, their SEN colleagues and the wider teaching staff.

 

 

What people are saying: 

    •  "Sharing good practice with others has been inspirational. Thanks George Spencer."
    •  "So easy to apply to our real jobs. Every week has made me change my practice. Would absolutely recommend to all."
    •  "The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme encourages self-reflection and the sharing of best practice in an open forum."

 

 

Upcoming Programmes

Primary OTAP - Autumn 2017

Date

Focus

Time

Venue

Wednesday 8th November

Understanding the Role

0830 - 1215

Portland Conference Centre

Wednesday 15th November

Understanding Me and Others

0830 - 1215

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Wednesday 22nd November

Creating Opportunities for Learning

0830 - 1215

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Wednesday 29th November

Maximising Impact

0830 - 1215

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Thursday 7th December

What is Outstanding?

0830 - 1215

Portland Conference Centre

 

 

Secondary OTAP - Autumn 2017

Date

Focus

Time

Venue

Friday 10th November

Understanding the Role

0845 - 1230

George Spencer Academy

Wednesday 22nd November

Understanding Me and Others

0845 - 1230

George Spencer Academy

Tuesday 28th November

Creating Opportunities for Learning

0845 - 1230

George Spencer Academy

Friday 8th December

Maximising Impact

0845 - 1230

George Spencer Academy

Wednesday 13th December

What is Outstanding?

0845 - 1230

George Spencer Academy

 

 

Cost

£425 per delegate (no increase for 2017/18)

10% reduction for subsequent delegates from the same school/cluster

10% discount for GSA Teaching Schools Alliance members

 

 

Registration

If you would like to book places on either programme, please download and complete the attached booking form and email to courses@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk . Your place is not final until we receive your completed form, and confirm back to you.