Teaching Assistants Learning Pathway

Autumn Term 2018

Three programmes will be delivered across Wales for Teaching Assistants:

  • Induction for new teaching assistants
  • Practising teaching assistant training
  • Aspiring HLTAs

The three programmes will provide invaluable opportunities to network and collaborate with professionals from across the region.

You may register on the programmes via G6.

Induction for new teaching assistants

Regional consortia are offering an induction programme for new teaching assistants (appointed in the last two years).

This national programme will be delivered regionally by GwE. It will be tailored to new TAs and will help them to understand their role & responsibilities and to embrace the core values & dispositions of the professional standards. There will be two full days and supply costs will be paid to schools.

The programme will cover:

  • The role of a teaching assistant and how to maximise professional impact
  • To understand how policies and frameworks impact my role
  • To implement skills and knowledge gained to enhance my daily practice
  • The Professional learning Passport (PLP)
  • Changing contexts: Draft Professional Standards for Supporting Teaching, National Training Pathway, New Curriculum for Wales

Please see the calendar below for the dates and locations:

DATES TRAINING LOCATION
18 September 2018 Cohort A Day 1 Glasdir, Llanrwst
15 January 2019 Cohort A Day 2
25 September 2018 Cohort B Day 1 Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold
22 January 2019 Cohort B Day 2

 


Practising teaching assistant training

Regional consortia are offering training for teaching assistants who have been in post for two years or more and who would welcome an update on the changing context of the profession.

This national programme will be delivered regionally by GwE. The programme will provide information to do with the professional standards, current relevant strategies to support their practices and a range of ideas and strategies to inspire professionalism back in school.

The programme will cover:

  • The role of a teaching assistant and how to maximise professional impact
  • Policies and frameworks supporting practice
  • The Professional Learning Passport (PLP)
  • Changing contexts
  • Developing good listening, questioning and feedback for learners
  • Supporting and challenging every learner appropriately and adapting to all needs

Please see the calendar below for dates and locations:

DATES TRAINING LOCATION
14 November 2018 Cohort A Day 1 Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold
8 February 2019 Cohort A Day 2
20 November 2018 Cohort B Day 1 Tŷ Menai, Bangor
7 February 2019 Cohort B Day 2
22 November 2018 Cohort C Day 1 OpTIC, St Asaph
14 February 2019 Cohort C Day 2

 

National Training for Aspiring HLTAs

A 1-day programme for teaching assistants who are interested in following the HLTA scheme in 2018-2019. This is an opportunity to receive extensive information, to network, to collaborate and develop professionally.

DATE LANGUAGE LOCATION
15 November 2018 English medium Linden House, Mold
15 November 2018 Welsh medium Tŷ Menai, Bangor

 


 

HLTA National Conference

FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2019 – VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO

For further information, e-mail hlta@gwenorth.wales

REGISTER THROUGH G6.