Ensuring a Successful System of Performance Management for 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.
SENCOS, Inclusion Managers, Headteachers and other senior leaders responsible for the line management of teaching assistants.
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.
Leading the Best Inclusive Practice for SEND
How inclusive are we now? What does outstanding inclusive practice look like for pupils with SEND? How do we get there? How do we know when we’ve arrived?
Aims of the course
We will be exploring:
- Examples of best SEND inclusion practice
- Identification – assessment and screening
- SEND leadership and what should be the focus
- Quality 1stteaching vs Wave intervention
- Best use of spending and LSA / TA support
This interactive session examines what inclusion is, and can be, against the backdrop of current national agendas. It highlights how quality first teaching, intervention and high-quality triangulation of assessment can help us demonstrate inclusive practice and meet the principles of the Code of Practice (2015). Finally, it highlights where the current focus should be in SEND leadership.
Essential for all who ever have to chair a meeting……as meetings can be dreadful and bad chairing makes them worse!
This course is delivered in partnership between Inclusive Solutions and Inclusive Learning North and as such is subject to different rates. Please contact us for further details.
In this course we look at transformational person centred approaches to approaching the chairing of meetings. We provide deeper insights into the psychological processes that make this role challenging. ‘Best Saves’ for those really difficult moments when chairing meetings are creatively explored. We provide a practical, skill based and creative approach.
Aims of the course:
- To identify characteristics of meetings that matter- what excellent chairing looks like
- To strengthen person centred dimensions to chairing meetings
- To create a visual graphic and words that uniquely illuminate what great meetings and chairing looks like
- To explore the various hats that group members and chairs can wear
This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of anyone who has to chair meetings which is particularly relevant to:
- Heads and deputies
- SLT members
- Key workers
- Exploring the ‘whole elephant’ – story so far of experience in chairing meetings – good and bad meetings
- Personal planning for future chairing – what do I need to get better at – what should I manage?
- Specific skill teaching – re when things go wrong – eg tears, personal attacks, talking in side conversations, silent members, lack of contribution, anger and so on…‘best saves’ explored with group – using live role play – with one chair
- Emotional elements of chairing – ‘it’s not personal’ – splitting, projection, transference explored and ‘handling projections’ activity