Teaching Assistants Learning Pathway

2021-2022

Teaching Assistants’ Learning Pathway

2021-2022

Two programmes are delivered across Wales for teaching assistants:

  • Induction programme for newly-appointed teaching assistants
  • Programme for practising teaching assistants
INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR NEW TEACHING ASSISTANTS

The Induction Programme for New Teaching Assistants is for individuals newly appointed to their role. This national programme will be delivered on a digital platform. Training can be completed at a time convenient to the teaching assistants and their setting. Individuals will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teaching assistant in their setting.

 The 4 modules will explore:

  • The Welsh Education Context – my responsibilities as a professional in Welsh education
  • Professional Standards for Assisting Teaching
  • The Curriculum for Wales and supporting frameworks
  • Pedagogy, developing my craft to support learners

To register * for the programme, and receive the appropriate link, please complete the following form: https://tinyurl.com/Ymsefydlu-Induction

If you require further information you are welcome to contact your regional TALP coordinator:

REGION COORDINATOR CONTACT
CSC Cheryl Roberts Cheryl.Roberts@cscjes.org.uk
EAS Rachel Cowell Rachel.Cowell@sewaleseas.org.uk
ERW Heulwen Lloyd heulwen.lloyd@erw.org.uk
GwE Wendy Williams WendyWilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

 

*It is essential that Teaching Assistants use their Hwb account to complete the training. Your school will have those details.

 

PROGRAMME FOR PRACTISING TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Regional consortia offer 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 Programme will re-start during the Autumn Term 2021. More details to follow.

2020-2021

Teaching Assistants’ Learning Pathway
2020-21

Two programmes are delivered across Wales for teaching assistants:

  • Induction programme for newly-appointed teaching assistants
  • Programme for practising teaching assistants
INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR NEW TEACHING ASSISTANTS

The Induction Programme for New Teaching Assistants is for individuals newly appointed to their role. This national programme will be delivered on a digital platform. Training can be completed at a time convenient to the teaching assistants and their setting. Individuals will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teaching assistant in their setting.

 The 4 modules will explore:

  • The Welsh Education Context – my responsibilities as a professional in Welsh education
  • Professional Standards for Assisting Teaching
  • The Curriculum for Wales and supporting frameworks
  • Pedagogy, developing my craft to support learners

To register * for the programme, and receive the appropriate link, please complete the following form: https://tinyurl.com/Ymsefydlu-Induction

If you require further information you are welcome to contact your regional TALP coordinator:

REGION COORDINATOR CONTACT
CSC Cheryl Roberts Cheryl.Roberts@cscjes.org.uk
EAS Daniel Davies daniel.davies@sewaleseas.org.uk
ERW Heulwen Lloyd heulwen.lloyd@erw.org.uk
GwE Wendy Williams WendyWilliams@gwegogledd.cymru

 

*It is essential that Teaching Assistants use their Hwb account to complete the training. Your school will have those details.

 

PROGRAMME FOR PRACTISING TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Regional consortia offer 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.

Given the current circumstances, this Programme is paused at present.

2019-2020

Teaching Assistants’ Learning Pathway

2019-2020

Two programmes will be delivered across Wales for teaching assistants:

  • Induction programme for newly-appointed teaching assistants
  • Programme for practising teaching assistants

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

In addition, a National HLTA Development Day will be held in February 2020.

Supply costs will be reimbursed to schools at a nationally agreed rate.  Registration is via G6.

 

INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR NEW TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Regional consortia are offering an induction programme for new teaching assistants (appointed within 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 and responsibilities and to embrace the core values and dispositions of the professional standards.

The programme will cover:

  • the role of a teaching assistant and how to maximise professional impact
  • how policies and frameworks impact the role of the teaching assistant
  • to embrace the changes in Education and how they are relevant in TAs’ own settings

 

Please see the calendar below for the dates and venues :

 

DATES INDUCTION VENUE
1 October 2019 Cohort A Day 1 [Welsh medium] OpTIC, St Asaph
1 October 2019 Cohort A Day 1 [English medium]
16 January 2020 Cohort A Day 2 [Welsh medium]
16 January 2020 Cohort A Day 2 [English medium]
8 October 2019 Cohort B Day 1 [Welsh medium] Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold
8 October 2019 Cohort B Day 1 [English medium]
23 January 2020 Cohort B Day 2 [Welsh medium]
23 January 2020  Cohort B Day 2 [English medium]

 

PROGRAMME FOR PRACTISING TEACHING ASSISTANTS

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 chaning context of the profession.

This national programme will be delivered regionally by GwE.  The programme will provide information on the professional standards, curent 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 develop professionally
  • how policies and frameworks impact the teaching assistant’s role
  • changes in Education and how they are relevant in TAs’ own settings
  • establishing and improving professional Networks and collaboration among teaching assistants within and between schools

 

Please see the calendar below for the dates and venues:

 

DATES PRACTISING VENUE
7 November 2019 Cohort A Day 1 (Welsh medium) Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold
7 November 2019 Cohort A Day 1 (English medium)
6 February 2020 Cohort A Day 2 (Welsh medium)
6 February 2020 Cohort A Day 2 (English medium)
14 November 2019 Cohort B Day 1 (Welsh medium) Plas Menai, Caernarfon
14 November 2019 Cohort B Day 1 (English medium)
25 February 2020 Cohort B Day 2 (Welsh medium)
25 February 2020 Cohort B Day 2 (English medium)
19 November 2019 Cohort C Day 1 (Welsh medium) OpTIC, St Asaph
19 November 2019 Cohort C Day 1 (English medium)
27 February 2020 Cohort C Day 2 (Welsh medium)
27 February 2020 Cohort C Day 2 (English medium)
21 November 2019 Cohort D Day 1 (Welsh medium) Coed y Brenin Visitors Centre
3 March 2020 Cohort D Day 2 (Welsh medium)
28 November 2019 Cohort B Day 1 (Welsh medium) Nefyn Golf Club
19 March 2020 Cohort B Day 2 (English medium)

 

NATIONAL HLTA DEVELOPMENT DAY

The national HLTA Development Day will be held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, on 6 March.  The Day is aimed at teaching assistants who have HLTA status.  It will provide an opportunity to see examples of good practice in schools across the GwE region.

There will be two guest speakers: Mike Gershon, expert educationalist, and Professor Neil Frude from The Happiness Consultancy.

There is no fee for attending the Development Day and HLTAs’ supply costs will be reimbursed.

Register via G6.

FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE

2018-2019

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.