Coaching for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff 22nd January 2024 Birmingham


Teaching Assistants nurture and challenge the pupils they support, using positive feedback techniques and incisive questioning skills.  An important role that can have a Positive Impact on Learning.

How will this course benefit you?

Coaching for Teaching Assistants and support staff will help those who support the teacher in the classroom to develop a range of coaching skills, they can work more closely with the teacher and other educational professionals to create a culture of reflection, professional dialogue and help to foster excellence in learning and achievement.

Coaching for Teaching Assistants gives them a range of a range of coaching skills such as the ability to use deep and rich questioning, become an active listener, developing highly effective feedback techniques and focusing on the positive are skills that will make a significant difference to the role of the Teaching Assistant and or other support staff.

We have looked in depth at the research and recommendations when designing this course so that we provide the most up to date and powerful training and advice linked to the role of the TA and how through high quality interventions and interactions change leads to deeper learning, attainment and achievement,

What will be covered in the course?

  • Reviewing the role of the Teaching or Support Assistant – allowing them to reflect on their own understanding of the impact they have on learning
  • Examining the role and nature of support in the classroom – teaching, learning and assessment
  • A focus on curriculum intent and implementation and how to focus on breadth and balance and the need to create opportunities for challenge and deeper learning
  • Looking at how coaching skills can enhance the role of the Teaching Assistant in ensuring positive feedback encourages and motivates learners to achieve their full potential
  • Planning next steps using the GROW coaching model to develop a strategy to focus on priorities and issues to take back to school

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