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.


    Training for Support Staff in How to Manage Meetings - 28 January 2020

    LMS Code: SCSP_11915

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


    Constructive Communication- It's not so much what you say, but how you say it! - 29 January 2020

    LMS Code: SCSP_11916

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


    Get it Covered! Hints and tips for support staff who will be covering classes occasionally - 04 February 2020

    LMS Code: SCSP_11921

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


    Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Candidate Information Day - 10 March 2020

    LMS Code: HLTA_09911

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


    Introduction to Supervisory Management for School Support Staff - 28 April 2020

    LMS Code: SCSP_11919

    An introductory session for support staff newly appointed to a supervisory role.


    Teaching Assistant’s Role in Effective Group Work - 30 April 2020

    LMS Code: SCSP_11933

    Drawing on materials from the nationally acclaimed ‘Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction’ this half day course outlines good practice in group work.


    Teaching Assistant's Role in Delivering Intervention Programmes - 30 April 2020

    LMS Code: SCSP_11934

    Drawing on materials from the nationally acclaimed ‘Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction’ this half day course explores when interventions are used and how Teaching Assistants can ensure their practice contributes to interventions being successful.


    Teaching Assistants’ Role in Promoting Pupil Learning Through Questioning - 05 May 2020

    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.


    Managing Teaching Assistants - not currently running

    LMS Code: SNRL_11918

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


    Performance Management Skills for School Support Staff Reviewers - not currently running

    LMS Code: SNRL_11923

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


    Di’s Story: How a newly appointed TA learned to provide effective support for a pupil with Downs Syndrome - not currently running

    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.


    Fostering Independence for children with SEND - not currently running

    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 - not currently running

    LMS Code: SCSP_00002

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


    Supporting Behaviour for Learning for Teaching Assistants - not currently running

    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. 


    Induction Course for Primary Teaching Assistants (6 days) - not currently running

    LMS Code: SCSP_11920

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