CPD for teaching assistants

During the period of partial school closures due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our team of remote learning support assistants will meet on Thursday afternoons to share good practice in supporting children, young people and their families with remote learning. This slot is also an opportunity for ongoing training, to delve into the latest research evidence about effective strategies in home learning, and to connect with other organisations that can support children and families at this time.

Teaching assistants and support staff from all Ipswich schools are welcome to join these sessions. We’ve included the session aims for Thursdays up to February half term, and participants are warmly invited to shape the programme going forward.

If you would like to join the group regularly or just drop in to one of the sessions below, please contact Hazel Weekes, Remote Learning Projects Coordinator hazel.weekes@newanglia.co.uk and she will send you the Zoom Link.

15th January 13.00 – 14.30Different SEN and appropriate support strategies online
21st January 13.00 – 15.00Ringing and speaking to parents with confidence
28th January 13.30 – 15.00Supporting EAL students and families remotely
4th February 13.30 – 15.00The story so far… lockdown lessons from Ipswich schools, and sharing good practice

A full range of CPD and support for teaching assistants is also available through the Suffolk TA Network based at Westbourne Academy. For more details contact Abi Joachim Abigail.Joachim@westbourne.attrust.org.uk