This revised new edition provides essential guidance for all teaching assistants, especially those who are new to the job, and to the teachers working with them. Glenys Fox details the roles and responsibilities of the TA, as well as providing helpful advice on how to best support the teacher, the pupil, the curriculum and the school. This practical handbook will bring experienced TAs up to date on changes to National educational guidance, including changes in the National Curriculum, assessment, and the Special Educational Needs framework.
This text enables the assistant and the teacher to work together more effectively in supporting and promoting the progress of children and young people. Written in light of recent research and updates in legislation, this guide will ensure that:
teaching assistants know what to expect of colleagues, and vice versa
pupils are given the best possible support by teaching assistants who understand their needs
teaching assistants and teachers are able to work together effectively to support the learning of all children, especially children who have special educational needs and disabilities
any training received is relevant and helpful.
A Handbook for Teaching Assistants is an ideal textbook for training, as well as a useful classroom handbook for teaching assistants working in early years, primary and secondary settings.
Glenys Fox is an education consultant. She has taught in mainstream and special settings and was a Principal Educational Psychologist before joining Ofsted as an HMI (Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools).
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The role of the teaching assistant 2. How to be an effective teaching assistant 3. Supporting the pupil 4. Supporting the teacher 5. Supporting the curriculum 6. Supporting the school 7. Promoting effective learning 8. Special Educational Needs 9. Supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs 10. Supporting social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs 11. The role of school managers and special needs co-ordinators 12. The role of the teacher 13. Professional development and training Some final comments Appendix A. An example of a job description Appendix B. The roles of supporting professionals Appendix C. Glossary of abbreviations References ?