Training:    

Training:

Teacher Assistants: Improving Self-Confidence and Core Skills in Maths

 

‘Great training- engaging, entertaining, clear and informative. Made learning maths fun for the first time in my life!’

C Lillywhite, Teacher

 

 

Invest in this training and develop teaching assistants’:

 

  • Ability to develop children’s independence as learners so they think for themselves and become resilient learners

 

  • Understanding of how to use ‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’ approaches to improve children’s mathematical talk, reasoning and problem solving

 

  • Role in assessing children’s understanding and capturing vital evidence of learning throughout a lesson

 

  • Confidence in their own ability to learn and enjoy maths at a high level and practical ways of addressing this

Further Details

Content:

This essential training is delivered over three half days allowing staff to take action back in school and build confidence, skill and knowledge for sustained change.

 

Session 1:

 

‘Everyone can learn maths well’: Developing a Mathematical Growth Mindset for All Learners

 

  • Why your mindset matters most.

 

  • Developing TA mathematical confidence, knowledge and skills  to improve the effectiveness of their role in the classroom. 

 

  • A fascinating and life-changing session using up-to-date research around ‘Growth Mindset’, how the brain learns maths most effectively and the vital role of supportive adults in this process.

 

Sessions 2 and 3:

 

‘Essential Number Sense’ Giving every child the skills they need to be successful in maths

 

  • Understanding the structures of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

  • Exploring why the ‘=’ sign doesn’t mean ‘the answer is’ or ‘makes‘ but instead denotes ‘equivalence‘ and connecting this to comparative models using Cuisenaire rods and bar modelling (supporting problem solving, calculation and algebra)

 

  • How to use the ‘Concrete- Pictorial-Abstract’ (Singapore/Bruner) to give ALL children the opportunity to be successful learners

 

  • Teaching place value (unitizing and ‘base ten’) with understanding and meaningful application using ‘Ten Frames’

 

 

 

Who is this course suitable for?

Teaching assistants from the EYFS to Year 6

Costs for up to 30 delegates start at:

 

£325 (+VAT)* for a twilight session

£400 (+VAT)* for a half day 

£650 (+VAT)* for a full day 

 

Looking to cluster with other schools or host your own conference?

Costs start at £35 (+VAT) per delegate per half day (min. 12 delegates)

 

*Travel charged at £0.45 ppm 

 

This exciting training is also available internationally. Contact Karen for more details

 

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  • Really useful, thought-provoking training with very clear explanations. Thank you! 

     

    A Matthews, Year 2 Teacher

  • Fabulous ways of understanding maths and how to make it easier to teach.

     

    T Hartney, Year 5/6 Teacher

  • Karen's humour, presentation skills, manner and relationship with our staff was wonderful. Practical 'have-a-go' training which really made us think!'    

     

    S Flaherty, Head Teacher