Supporting Learning Effectively: For Teaching Assistants – Primary and Secondary

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • Full
  • Primary, Secondary
  • Teaching & Learning, Workforce

Course Overview:

This one-day course for Teaching Assistants, focuses on how pupils’ learning can be influenced and affected by what we do as supporting adults. The course leader will provide useful information about Ofsted’s view of ‘effectiveness’ and how to go about making this happen! Practical ideas, opportunities for discussion and questions, and a practical self- audit of what you do at the moment (and how this might be even better) will all contribute to this challenging but enjoyable day!

Course Outcomes and Content: the course will cover:

 Ofsted truths and myths 

 Basic literacy and oracy 

 Promoting independent learning 

 Helping pupils to develop skills for thinking and learning 

 Teaching good behaviour 

 Developing your questioning skills 

 Using assessment and observation to fine-tune or extend pupils’ learning.

Presenter Profile: Lindy Griffiths

Lindy Griffiths has over 30 years’ experience in education nationally and internationally, and has taught for 22 years, including departmental and pastoral leadership roles in secondary schools. As a local authority consultant she has been involved with improving schools: developing their behaviour management systems and training staff; devising effective strategies to improve attendance; promoting best practice in teaching and learning; developing Assessment for

Learning; leading cross-phase development of Gifted and Talented Education and leading research projects including work on developing the literacy skills of learners for whom English is an additional language. Lindy is an experienced governor in both the primary and secondary sectors, and is currently a Chair of


Lindy now works as an education consultant and coach, and is currently an Ofsted inspector. She provides bespoke programmes to enhance pedagogical skills, effective behaviour for learning, and governance. She aims to develop the capacity of individuals and teams, supporting them as they put into practice their plans to make significant improvements as required.

PLP delegates: £125 per person Non PLP delegates: £200 per person

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