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TA Toolkit 2017

This CPD Programme is designed to support TAs in working as part of a team to deliver quality-first teaching. It aims to improve practice in behaviour management, supporting maths, supporting phonics, supporting grammar and spelling, supporting EYFS, and ICT skills. The programme is delivered by North Star SLEs and consultants and will be delivered in two locations.

Please see the table above for various module locations.

Module title Dates and Times Module Overview Module Leader Venue Booking 
Behaviour  Tuesday, 4th December 2018 1pm-3.30pm A range of behaviour management strategies to effectively promote positive behaviours Carole Kestell Sowerby Academy
Thursday, 15th November  1pm-3.30pm Meadowside Academy
Maths Tuesday, 2nd October 2018     1pm-3.30pm A range of hands-on approaches and strategies that can be used to effectively support understanding Ben Clayton Sowerby Academy
Thursday, 18th October 2018 1pm-3.30pm Meadowside Academy
EYFS Tuesday, 12th February 2019 1pm-3.30pm Rachel Padgett Sowerby Academy
Thursday 21st February 2019 1pm-3.30pm Meadowside Academy
ICT  Tuesday, 13th November 2018 1pm-3.30pm Essential ICT skills to enable teaching assistants to create resources and support material that can be used in the classroom. Hannah Spencer Sowerby Academy
Thursday, 6th December 2019 1pm-3.30pm Meadowside Academy
Reading (Phonics) Tuesday, 16th October 2018 1pm-3.30pm Supporting the discrete session, understanding and supporting early reading skills. Kelly Ashley Sowerby Academy
Thursday, 4th October 2018 1pm – 3.30pm Meadowside Academy
Writing (Grammar and Spelling) Tuesday, 2nd April 2019   1pm-3.30pm Upskilling with terminology in the new curriculum Kelly Ashley Sowerby Academy
Thursday, 11th April 2019   1pm-3.30pm Meadowside Academy


The programme costs £35 per session per delegate for North Star members, £45 for non-members per session per delegate.

Please note that in the event of a cancellation the following terms will be applied: Cancellations within two weeks of the first event: 50% charge; cancellations within 48 hrs of the event/no show: 100% charge. If delegates do not attend all six modules, your school will still be charged the full amount.