Teaching Assistant Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support and/or deliver mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning.

In Sussex, the Maths Hub have successfully run a series of two day courses that have been very well attended and received over the last few years. They are run by experienced trainers with excellent prior knowledge.

This year we have two courses, one in West Sussex and one in East Sussex. 

For more information please contact the project leads:

Course Leaders: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath, Independent Mathematics Consultants – Debbie and Faye have been leading numerous highly successful primary maths courses for the Sussex Maths Hub. They are both very experienced teachers who continue to teach on a regular basis and use their up-to-date knowledge throughout their courses.

Teaching Assistant SKE
(2 day course)

VENUE:
St. Paul’s Catholic College,
Jane Murray Way,
Burgess Hill RH15 8GA

DATES:
Day 1 – Thursday 1 November
Day 2 – Wednesday 27 February

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:00

COST:
£40 in total per delegate for attendance at both days

Tea/coffee will be provided but delegates should bring their own lunch

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 October. We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Supporting Children in Primary Mathematics – a Course for Teaching Assistants

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective learning for their children;
  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective learning for their children.

During the 2 days participants will:

  • Develop their own subject knowledge in line with the 2014 mathematics curriculum;
  • Develop some effective ways to enhance their questioning in order to support and extend the learners’ thinking;
  • Explore the importance of using precise mathematical vocabulary and language and how it impacts on children’s learning;
  • Understand how resources models and images can support children’s thinking at the different stages of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Due to the anticipated popularity of this work group, the two days will be held twice at two different venues, one in East Sussex, and one in West Sussex. Any school in the three local authorities are welcome to attend at any of the venues.

Teaching Assistant SKE
(2 day course)

VENUE:
Willingdon Community School,
Broad Road, Lower Willingdon,
Eastbourne BN20 9QX

DATES:
Day 1 – Tuesday 12 March
Day 2 – Tuesday 26 March

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:00

COST:
£40 in total per delegate for attendance at both days

Tea/coffee will be provided, but delegates should bring their own lunch.

We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Supporting Children in Primary Mathematics – a Course for Teaching Assistants

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective learning for their children;
  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective learning for their children.

During the 2 days participants will:

  • Develop their own subject knowledge in line with the 2014 mathematics curriculum;
  • Develop some effective ways to enhance their questioning in order to support and extend the learners’ thinking;
  • Explore the importance of using precise mathematical vocabulary and language and how it impacts on children’s learning;
  • Understand how resources models and images can support children’s thinking at the different stages of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Due to the anticipated popularity of this work group, the two days will be held twice at two different venues, one in East Sussex, and one in West Sussex. Any school in the three local authorities are welcome to attend at any of the venues.