Teaching Assistant's Pocketbook

Item Information
ISBN: 9781906610586
Edition 2
Author Constable, Dot
Publisher Teachers' Pocketbooks
Cover BC

Publication Date: October 2013

As Teaching Assistants (TA's) and their contribution to schools, classrooms and pupil attaintment fall increasingly under the spotlight, so does the fact that - just like teachers - TA's need proper induction, training and career development opportunities. The second edition of Teaching Assistant's Pocketbook supports these needs by exploring the role of the TA, offering practical ideas for effective classroom support and highlighting professional development opportunities.

Using cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts to support the text, this Pocketbook is aimed at teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools.

It starts by focusing on the position of the TA within a school and identifies the personnel, policies, procedures and practices to look for in an induction program. Subsequent sections deal with how t owork in partnership with teachers; effective ways to support pupils; and how, in a broader context, to assist the school. Topics include recording, reporting and evaluating; diversity in learning and how children learn; behaviour; and strategies for overcoming barriers to learning. The nuts and bold of child protection and safeguarding, getton on with the teaching staff, contacts of employment, where to get support and how to further your career are all helpfully covered.

Author Dot Constable has over 30 years' teaching experience, now working as an educational consultant she provides support, guidance and training to schools and teaching agencies.

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