Topic outline

  • Upcoming Support Staff Courses

    Visit our new Learning Management System (LMS) and search to book on any of the courses below using the course title or LMS code provided.
  • Take a look at the Support Staff learning opportunities available to book:

    To search for a specific course, type the course name or the five digit LMS course code in the 'Find Learning' box.


    Get it Covered! Hints and tips for support staff who will be covering classes occasionally – 27/02/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_11921

    For support staff who may, under the direction of a qualified teacher, be required to cover whole classes occasionally. 


    Teaching Assistants’ Role in Promoting Pupil Learning Through Questioning – 28/02/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_11922

    Teaching Assistants come away with the confidence and skills to devise different forms of creative questions to suit the pupils and the work.


    Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Candidate Information Day – 04/03/19

    LMS Code: HLTA_09911

    This information day explains the process and eligibility criteria to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.


    Performance Management Skills for School Support Staff Reviewers – 07/03/19

    LMS Code: SNRL_11923

    This course will enable those identified as reviewers for support staff performance management to fulfil the role effectively.


    Teaching Assistants Working with Pupils who are Finding Reading Tricky – 08/03/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00003

    Half day course for TAs working with pupils who are finding reading tricky in Foundation Stage/KS1/KS2.


    Constructive Communication- It's not so much what you say, but how you say it! – 14/03/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_11916

    The course explores effective communication, creating positive impressions and dealing with visitors, including difficult ones.


    Training for Support Staff in How to Manage Meetings – 18/03/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_11915

    A course aimed at those wishing to gain tips and pointers for managing meetings.


    Introduction to Supervisory Management for School Support Staff – 20/03/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_11919

    The results of a practical task will help delegates understand how their characteristics impact on their performance as a supervisor.


    High Quality Teaching and Learning Support for Students with SLCN in the Secondary classroom – 01/04/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00005

    Exploring the barriers pupils face during Secondary school day, the processes involved in how language works and what do we mean by SLCN.


    Di’s Story: How a newly appointed TA learned to provide effective support for a pupil with Downs Syndrome – 03/04/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_11929

    Half day workshop showcasing the work undertaken in a primary school as a newly appointed TA learned to provide effective support for a pupil with Downs Syndrome.


    Advanced questioning for HLTAs in KS1 or KS2 – 25/04/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00007

    A half day course for HLTAs working in KS1 or KS2 who wish to further enhance their questioning practice.


    Fostering Independence for children with SEND – 26/04/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00001

    A one day course for Primary Teaching Assistants who work alongside children on a one-to-one basis or with a small group of children with special educational needs delivering structured interventions.


    The real life writing journey from simple marks to recognisable letters and sentences in Yr R – 30/04/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00002

    A one day course for Teaching Assistants working in Year R.


    Supporting Behaviour for Learning for Teaching Assistants - 01/05/19

    LMS Code: PRSK_11925

    Aimed at a cross phase audience it covers the importance of understanding the key principles of behaviour and how as adults we can manage our reactions to children’s behaviour to ensure positive outcomes.             .


    Supporting children on the autistic spectrum in a mainstream classroom – 02/05/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00006

    Half day course for Primary Teaching Assistants who are new to supporting children on the autistic spectrum in a mainstream classroom.


    The importance of learning through play in Year R – 08/05/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00004

    One day course for Teaching Assistants who are new to working in the Foundation Stage/Year R.


    Teaching Assistant training in Personal and Social Learning – 09/05/19

    LMS Code: SCSP_00008

    A half day workshop for TAs in personal and social aspects of learning in infant classrooms.


    A half day in Abbotswood School looking at AFL and the teaching method Discuss, Model and Apply

    LMS Code: SCSP_00009

    A training morning for Teaching Assistants to learn about Assessment for Learning and the teaching method call Discuss, Model and Apply.


    Induction Course for Primary Teaching Assistants (6 days) – date tbc

    LMS Code: SCSP_11920

    Learn how to be effective in supporting the teaching of core subjects, pupils with SEND and questioning


    Managing Teaching Assistants – dates tbc

    LMS Code: SNRL_11918

    Explores the impact of TAs and how teachers can make the most effective use of them in the classroom.