The programme will be focused on raising Teaching Assistants’ awareness of barriers to learning with SEND and enable the development of personal pedagogy and strategies for supporting students understand early mathematical concepts, and develop their fluency.
Who is this for?
Teaching assistants from both special schools and mainstream schools working with SEND students.
What is involved?
3 x face to face workshops with the work group leads – half day sessions running at Churchill Community College, Wallsend on:
Thursday 5th December 2019
Thursday 6th February 2020
Thursday 16th April 2020
Gap tasks to gauge a baseline and develop practice.
Contribution to the online communities.
Contribution to evaluate the impact of the programme.
Participants will develop their pedagogical knowledge on possible ways to facilitate SEND students to answer mathematical questions and understanding maths vocabulary to enable them to demonstrate fluency and early mastery/number sense techniques through the use of stories, manipulatives and tech communications aids.
The participants will also gain awareness of factors that can lead to maths anxiety and other barriers, and the use of the strategies to overcomes these in their settings.
Expectations of participants and their schools
All participants are expected to attend all the sessions and complete gap tasks in their schools between the sessions. They will also be asked to keep a learning log for their own use and contribute to the national evaluation process, probably through a short online survey after the Work Group has finished.
This programme is provided at no cost to the school.