Effective support: working with others A Twilight Training Session by Gareth D Morewood, Director of Curriculum Support. Wednesday 14 th March 2012. What is going to happen?. Provide the national context and clarify some misconceptions Discuss what effective support at Priestnall looks like
Effective support: working with others A Twilight Training Session by Gareth D Morewood, Director of Curriculum Support
Wednesday 14th March 2012
‘One of the major barriers to achievement for pupils with SEND is being rendered dependent on adults to help them learn. Many pupils with cognitive and learning difficulties lack self-confidence. This results in an over-reliance on an adult to support them with their work.’
National Standards 2005: Maximising progress: ensuring the attainment of pupils with SEN
Ofsted 2004 – ‘Support by Teaching Assistants can be vital, but the organisation of it can mean that students have insufficient opportunity to develop their skill, understanding and independence’
Ofsted 2006 – ‘Teaching Assistants provided valuable support and many were taking difficult roles’
...however they recognised that pupils in mainstream schools, where Teaching Assistant support was the main type of SEN support, were less likely to make good academic progress than those who had access to specialist teaching.
What are you going to do tomorrow/next week?
Gareth D Morewood
Director of Curriculum Support