Ensuring a Successful System of Performance Management for TAs

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Ensuring a Successful System of Performance Management for TAs

Programme Overview

 

Topic
Ensuring a Successful System of Performance Management for Teaching Assistants
Delivery ModelOnline Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Access to hidden web page which includes slides, handouts, e-handouts, resources, web links, further reading, references and participation instructions.
  • Course material (if applicable).
Cost
  • AED 600 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training for a group of your staff, please contact Rebecca Annand, rebecca@infinitelearning.ae, who will be able to assist you.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 30th April 2021

 
Face to Face Online sessionsProgramme breakdown

Monday 16th May 2022
and
Monday 23rd May 2022

4:00pm to 6:00pm UAE time

  • 4-hours of virtual live F2F training held over two days (two hours per session) with a gap task in between.
Platform:
ZOOM
Target audience

EYFS, PRIMARY and SECONDARY: SENCOs, Inclusion Managers, Headteachers and other senior leaders responsible for the line management of teaching assistants.

Aims of the course
  • To understand the place of PM for support staff within the context of school improvement and wider agendas.
  • To know how to use PM to lead to clear improvements in pupil outcomes.
  • To be able to use agreed standards effectively within a PM structure.
  • To be able to ensure that PM structures lead to improved professional skills, attitudes and practice
Intended outcomes
  • Exploration of PM for support staff in the current context of recent research, agendas and the 2015 SEND Code of Practice.
  • Strategies to measure impact of teaching assistant input on children’s learning.
  • A strong system for performance management of classroom support staff, using the National Occupational Standards.
  • Clear methods of evaluating the developing skills, attitudes and practice of support staff.

Zena Martin

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As Director of Inclusive Learning North, Zena seeks to bring to it the best research, practice, resources and expertise in both SEND and wider aspects of inclusion, from around the UK and beyond. Zena’s recent projects include the development of ILOP and the New2SENCO course, along with partnerships with TSAs and school clusters. She presented as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Westminster SEND Briefing and leads training for British and International Schools in Dubai. She was Editor in Chief of the magazine ‘Inclusion in Focus’ and part of the editorial team for ‘Early Years Legal’. Zena also works as an associate SENCO and consultant to primary schools in the north, utilising her experience in both inclusion leadership and SpLD expertise. She is an associate lecturer with Edge Hill University and, previously, Manchester Metropolitan University. She tutors on, and reviews, the National SENCO Award, as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusion and SEN. Zena’s extensive knowledge and experience enable her to maintain a perceptive working understanding of what schools require to meet the needs of all pupils. Equally, her relationship with schools allows her to knit together best practice for the benefit of all. Zena has previously been involved in an EU project in Malta, training junior and kindergarten teachers in literacy and differentiation, and worked with an International School in Sweden. She has delivered training courses throughout the UK on a range of subjects in inclusion and SEND. Previously, Zena worked as a SENCO, Inclusion Manager and Deputy Head Teacher. During this time, she gained specialist teaching skills, in addition to the NPQH. Her primary school teaching experience was in Manchester, Rochdale and Salford. When Zena is not working, she can usually be found sailing her dinghy at racing events!

Programme details:

This course allows an exploration of performance management for support staff in the current context of recent research, agendas and the 2015 SEND Code of Practice. It provides strategies to measure the impact of teaching assistant input on children’s learning. It leaves delegates with what many schools say they require: a strong system for performance management of classroom support staff, using agreed standards. This course will leave delegates with clear methods of evaluating the developing skills, attitudes and practice of support staff.

Times are UAE 4:00pm to 6:00pm via ZOOM.

Session 1:  The context of performance management for teaching assistants and how to measure impact on pupil outcomes

  • Evaluating current practice
  • Examining recent research into the impact of teaching assistants
  • Using tools that engage teaching assistants in strategic planning and measure impact of teaching assistant performance

Gap Task:

  • Examining the Teaching Assistant Standards and the National Occupational Standards for Teaching and Learning

Session 2:  Establishing a rigorous and effective performance management system for teaching assistants

  • Using standards effectively to drive a successful performance management structure
  • Using policy effectively to drive a successful performance management structure

 

About Inclusive Learning North

  • Supporting schools – steered by schools since 2014.
  • Developing practice that starts with the needs of the most marginalised groups to create high quality teaching, learning and well-being for every child.
  • High quality professional development, SEND Forums, training, consultancy and online support.
AED600
Trainer:
Zena Martin
Duration:
4 hours
Sessions:
2
Language:
English