This cohort will take place on the following dates on zoom or a similar online platform:
Session 1 Wednesday, 8th June, 9.00-11.30
Session 2 Wednesday, 15th June, 12.30-3.00
Session 3 Thursday, 23rd June, 12.30-3.00
Session 4 Tuesday, 5th July, 9.00-11.30
Session 5 Thursday, 14th July, 9.00-11.30
Once your booking has been made you will receive confirmation and joining instructions prior to each session.
Who is this course for?
Primary and secondary school teaching assistants in post or colleagues considering a role as a teaching assistant.
What are the objectives or outcomes?
On this programme participants will:
- Be able to place a greater emphasis on the purpose and value of the lessons they support
- To raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning
- To use different methods and styles of support to challenge learners
- To look at strategies for innovation and taking risks
- To have a bigger impact on the planning and assessment for the learners they support
- To demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching and learning
- Gain skills to be able to coach colleagues in raising performance
Areas of focus
The course will include:
- Facilitated sessions
- Reflection and review
- Action planning
Meet the facilitators:
Tessa Miles is a History Teacher and Professional Learning Mentor at STAGS. During her career, Tessa has held a number of roles: Head of History, Head of House, Head of Faculty and Professional Learning Mentor. She was awarded AST status in 2008 and has since used her skills and knowledge to support NQTs in Hertfordshire as well as colleagues in her own school to develop their teaching and learning strategies.
Emma Beaton, Director of Learning for Music, Sandringham School
Emma Beaton has over 20 years of teaching experience across all key stages (including primary phases). Emma is a keen advocate of blended learning techniques and has led several workshops for colleagues and at seminars on this topic. Emma is an experienced faciliator/trainer and also works for Olevi, the Nationally CPD accreditor. Emma is passionate about music and arts education for all and hopes to inspire you with the confidence to plan and deliver an exciting music curriculum and give you the tools you need for longevity in the teaching world!
Kerry McIntyre, Head of Religious Education, Sir John Lawes School
Kerry McIntyre is an experienced and passionate Head of Department of Religious Education and has recently taken charge of Sociology. Kerry is dedicated ensuring the best outcomes for students and has been subject mentor for a number of RE trainees at the Alban Federation and is proud to see them develop into excellent classroom teachers and leader. Kerry is an accredited Olevi facilitator aiming to drive Outstanding teacher practice across Hertfordshire.
Rachel Cardani – Curriculum Leader of History & Teacher of History and Politics, St Albans Girls’ School
Rachel has a firm commitment to raising standards of teaching and learning. As Curriculum Leader, she is convinced of the essential nature of collaboration and the sharing of good practice amongst colleagues. Rachel has been an Olevi facilitator since 2015 for the Improving Teacher Programme and Outstanding Teacher Programme, including the ‘Power of Coaching’ element.
Allyson Casby, Sandringham School
Allyson Casby is currently an English teacher at Sandringham School. She is an SLE, coach and qualified OLEVI facilitator for the Outstanding Teacher Assistant Programme. Allyson has just completed Module 2 of the MTPT project on embedding student-led coaching in lessons.
“I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for delivering such a brilliant programme. Although I have been in education for some time now, it was so refreshing to participate in something that was directly relevant to my role as support staff and enabled a large chunk of self reflection and collaboration.I shall certainly take forward ideas and concepts from the Olevi programme to enhance my own practice.”